Vodafone is giving small businesses a 60-day free subscription to Dropbox Business when they sign up to the cloud storage service through the telco's online apps marketplace.
Vodafone Ready Business Apps is an online marketplace where the telco's small business customers can have access to a range of cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox for Business along with security and backup software. The catalogue is very small at the moment but it looks like Vodafone is keen to ramp up its cloud services portfolio. Here's what Andrew Chanmugam, general manager of business at Vodafone, has to say:
“We believe cloud applications are the next big thing in mobile. In the same way mobile email has revolutionised the way we communicate, cloud computing applications are creating a new standard for businesses to manage their information more efficiently. We are committed to expanding our presence in this market to bring our customers the right tools to operate as productively as possible."
You can already receive a free 30-day trial if you sign up to Dropbox Business directly but the Vodafone deal gives small businesses an extra 30 days to decide whether they want to keep the service. Features of Dropbox Business include:
- File backup
- Easy sharing of files within teams
- Centralised administrative tools
- Security tools such as permissions, lost device protection and two-step verification
You can find out more over at the Vodafone Ready Business Apps page.