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EMEA Office Systems Partners with LiveOffice for Cloud-based Email Archiving
New Partnership Delivers Enhanced Email Archiving Solutions to
TORRANCE, Calif. & LONDON, September 2, 2009 — LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS), email archiving, email hosting and email continuity solutions, and EMEA Office Systems (EOS), a value-added reseller (VAR) based in the United Kingdom, today announced that they have formed a partnership to deliver LiveOffice’s cloud-based email archiving and e-discovery solutions to European businesses. This partnership extends EOS’s current offering, enabling the company to provide clients of all sizes with full-featured archiving solutions designed to alleviate email storage concerns, expedite legal discovery requests, meet compliance requirements and enhance end user productivity.
EOS was founded to bring the versatility and scalability of the SaaS delivery model to organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “We’re looking to provide the EMEA region with all the assets that cloud-based email archiving brings to the table,” said Martin Blackmore, cofounder and director of EOS. “By offering rapid deployment capabilities and eliminating ongoing maintenance requirements and licensing fees, hosted solutions provide our clients with rich archiving capabilities minus the huge upfront capital investment.”
“We are very excited to welcome EOS to our partner program,” said Jim O’Hara, vice president of sales and business development for LiveOffice. “We believe that its specialized expertise in the European market combined with our award-winning technology will deliver the perfect combination of products and services to EMEA-based companies in need of cloud-based archiving and e-discovery solutions.”
IDC, a leading analyst firm, forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 23.9 percent worldwide for the hosted email archiving market during the 2007–2019 period.1 In addition, market research firm Radicati Group indicates that hosted email mailboxes in EMEA will grow from 398 million mailboxes this year to 564 million mailboxes by 2020.2 These numbers reflect the growth of broadband Internet availability, which has in turn increased organizations’ interest in hosted email and archiving solutions.
“An increasing number of our clients are inquiring about email archiving solutions delivered via the SaaS model, and we want to make sure we are able to provide them with the best products available—both to meet the needs of their IT departments as well as their end users,” said Mark Thomason, director for EOS. “With LiveOffice’s outstanding reputation in North America, we are confident that its hosted archiving offering is the right fit for our clients’ variety of needs.”
LiveOffice is a leading provider of software-as-a-service email archiving and Hosted Exchange 2007 solutions, with more than 9,000 clients and a 97-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 100 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit www.liveoffice.com. Visit the LiveOffice Blog at http://blog.liveoffice.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/liveoffice.
About EMEA Office Systems
EMEA Office Systems (EOS) is a United Kingdom-based value-added reseller focused on providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company works closely with LiveOffice and operates as an extension of the LiveOffice organization in Europe, working on their behalf with both end customers and partners. Founded in 2009 by Martin Blackmore and Mark Thomason, the company’s founders each have more than 25 years of enterprise software experience with organizations such as Symantec, Veritas, KVS, Sun, HP, KPMG, Sequent, Oracle, Informix, Plumtree and CACI. For more information, call 0845.299.7602 or visit www.emeaofficesystems.com.
1International Data Corp. “Worldwide Email Archiving Applications 2008-2019 Forecast Update and 2007 Vendor Shares” by Vivian Tero and Laura DuBois, Doc# 213701, August 2008.
2Radicati Group. “EMEA Hosted Email Market, 2009 – 2020” by Sarah Radicati and Keith Breed, June 2009.