TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dropbox today announced a partnership with SoftBank Commerce and Service (C&S) Corporation. The partnership is expected to bring Dropbox for Business to one million business users in Japan over the next five years. SoftBank C&S — Japan’s largest information and communications technology distributor — will be a primary reseller and distributor of Dropbox for Business in Japan.
Dropbox will also be teaming up with 13 leading Japanese service providers, including I-O Data Device, Inc, i³ Systems, Inc., Alps System Integration Co., Ltd., Inventit Inc., Intercom, Inc., International Systems Research Co., WingArc1st Inc., a2media corporation, Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd., Cybozu, Inc., JMA Systems Corp., MEDIAEDGE Corporation, and recomot Inc. to further expand Dropbox’s global ecosystem of more than 300,000 applications. Using the Dropbox for Business API, these integrations will allow businesses to extend the functionality of Dropbox for Business to meet additional security and compliance needs.
“At Dropbox, we’re focused on creating new ways for businesses to share, collaborate and be more productive,” said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth in Japan, and are excited to work with SoftBank C&S to bring the power of Dropbox for Business to even more individuals and businesses across Japan.”
Yasuo Mizoguchi, president and CEO of SoftBank C&S, said, “At SoftBank C&S, we provide our sales partners with access to the world’s leading technology solutions. We’re excited to be working with Dropbox to distribute the world’s leading cloud storage and collaboration solution for Japanese businesses.”
As local businesses have started embracing the cloud, Dropbox’s momentum has grown significantly in Japan. Dropbox first opened its Japan office in Tokyo in October 2014, and the service has nearly ten million users in Japan today. Dropbox for Business, the company’s flagship business suite, is increasingly used by leading companies in Japan, including top advertising agency Dentsu Inc and innovative mobile gaming company Alim, to be more collaborative and productive.
More than 100,000 businesses use Dropbox for Business to create, collaborate, and stay in control of their most important information. Dropbox keeps company files safe, securely backed up, and synchronized across devices and platforms so employees have access to their work anytime, anywhere. With a robust set of management tools, Dropbox for Business gives IT administrators the visibility and control they need to effectively support their businesses.
For more information about Dropbox for Business, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/business.
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About SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp.
SoftBank C&S, a subsidiary of Brightstar Corp., distributes various IT-related products, the original business of the SoftBank Group, and also manufactures and markets “SoftBank SELECTION” mobile accessories. Additionally, by leveraging SoftBank Group synergies, SoftBank C&S provides ICT solutions that combine mobile and fixed-line infrastructure with ICT-related products for corporate customers, web services for various mobile devices, and e-procurement services. For more information, please visit http://cas.softbank.jp.