Dropbox teams up with SoftBank and 13 service providers to power Japanese businesses

Softbank partners with Dropbox for Business

More and more people are using Dropbox for Business globally. And that means meeting a wider range of needs, whether it’s support for 20 languages, new offices, or compliance with international standards. So today, we’re excited to announce two partnerships that address the needs of one country in particular: Japan.

First up, we’re partnering with Japan’s largest information and communications technology distributor, SoftBank Commerce and Service (C&S) Corporation. Through this partnership, SoftBank will serve as a primary reseller and distributor of Dropbox for Business in Japan. This partnership is expected to bring Dropbox for Business to one million business users in Japan over the next five years.

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.”

And once teams are using Dropbox for Business, we want them to have even more tools to manage and protect data. So today we’re also announcing partnerships with 13 leading Japanese service providers to help Dropbox for Business teams meet additional security and compliance needs. These providers include big names like peripheral manufacturer I-O Data Device, enterprise mobility management developer i³ Systems, and web security firm Alps System Integration. All of these new partner solutions will use the Dropbox for Business API to join the over 300,000 third-party applications available on the Dropbox Platform today.

To see how Dropbox for Business can help your team — whether you’re in the US, Japan, Europe, or anywhere in the world — try it free.