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Dropbox today announced the launch the Dropbox Partner Network, a program for organizations to resell, manage, and support Dropbox for Business. The debut also includes a Reseller Portal where Dropbox partners can get training, sales, and marketing materials and manage teams on behalf of their clients.
Furthermore, organizations are able to customize the service to meet their clients’ needs. Dropbox will also have dedicated Partner Account Managers available to support its resellers “every step of the way.”
Here’s Dropbox’s pitch:
- 100 million users: Partner with the brand that users trust for file sharing and collaboration. Your clients will tell you: Dropbox just works.
- 2 million businesses: Millions of organizations already use Dropbox. Help them take their productivity to the next level.
- Let’s do this together: We see our partners as an extension of our team, and we’re dedicated to helping you grow your business.
Dropbox says the launch today is in response to the demand for Dropbox for Business it has seen over the last few months from companies around the world as well as “thousands” of IT service providers that are inquiring on behalf of their clients. As such, Dropbox says it has been working closely with a few resellers to make sure its partner network is “an offering that fits their business and gives them the tools necessary to bring their clients an amazing Dropbox experience.”
In fact, the company already has 150 Managed Service Providers, IT Consultants, and Value-Added Resellers in its reseller program. These are the firms that have been working to bring Dropbox for Business to their clients in the early days of the program.
The tough part for Dropbox now will be to convince others that aren’t already excited about Dropbox for Business to do the same. We’ll be watching closely to see how the network grows.
See also – Dropbox debuts single sign-on to give companies streamlined management, increased security, and fewer logins and Dropbox for Business now lets administrators create team folders, accessible to all current and new members
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