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What Microsoft’s Big News Means for SMBs, MSPs, and VARs

By Neeraj Periwal, Marketing Coordinator, efolder

eFolder Nation Banner CloudfinderEarlier this month, Microsoft made headlines by making two major announcements about Office — news that will have a big impact for many SMBs, MSPs, and VARs.

On November 4 and 6, Microsoft said it was making Office free for iOS and Android and also announced a new tie-in with Dropbox, making it seamless for Dropbox users on iOS and Android to open and edit their files directly in Office applications.

These moves make it clear that Microsoft wants to (and will!) sell more Office 365 licenses to small and medium-sized businesses. This is not only a terrific competitive move for Microsoft — it also introduces a tremendous opportunity for players in the IT channel.

As SMBs adopt Office 365’s business-class email and file storage capabilities in greater numbers, they will store more of their important business data in the cloud. MSPs and VARs, take note: contacts, calendars, and files in the cloud are susceptible to accidental deletion or corruption, and the only way to ensure data integrity in the cloud is to back it up.

Fortunately, businesses who need a robust backup and recovery solution for Office 365 need look no further than their local MSP or VAR. eFolder Cloudfinder for Office 365, offered through eFolder’s IT channel partners, backs up emails, calendars, contacts, documents, and more to our secure cloud. Additionally, Cloudfinder’s cross-service support for Salesforce, Google Apps, and Box means clients who use Cloudfinder to its fullest potential can monitor and search for all of their cloud data in one place.

eFolder encourages MSPs and VARs interested in learning more about Cloudfinder to attend the webinar we are hosting with SMB Nation on December 4th, in which we will discuss cloud data loss and Cloudfinder for Office 365.

 

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