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Online Backup Firm, eFolder Chosen as CRN Emerging Technology Vendor

Cliff Boodoosingh on September 07, 2009
 
eFolder Chosen as One of Everything Channel's 2009 CRN Emerging Vendors

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 4, 2009 -- eFolder today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor (http://www.crn.com/it-channel/218100422). eFolder was chosen because of its unique suite of data protection technologies and for its 100 percent channel model that allows eFolder partners to put their own brand on the offerings while earning recurring revenue. CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

eFolder provides brandable online backup and email archiving solutions that create profitable recurring revenue for its Partners including VARs and Solution Providers of all types and sizes. By offering a variety of Partner programs along with exceptional training, support and technology, eFolder has been able to create a highly successful Partner channel delivering excellent margins and very low support requirements. The eFolder software and data center infrastructure has been designed to maximize reliability and ease-of-use and protect against silent data corruption.

"Solution Providers seek out vendors that create new and innovative ideas to help them build revenue and customer loyalty. Our Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors. We congratulate all of the vendors for their innovation and creativity and their commitment to the technology sales channel," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

The vendors who make the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2001 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy. Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information.

"We are delighted to be recognized as a CRN Emerging Vendor along with other exceptional companies," said Kevin Hoffman, CTO of eFolder. "Our goal is to be the best partner our Partners have ever had and to exceed our Partners' expectations at all times. This award demonstrates that our Partners appreciate our efforts in delivering exceptional technology, training, and support, which is one of the primary reasons that we have continued to grow rapidly through this recession."

"Since joining eFolder's online backup partner program (http://www.efolder.net/partner-programs), I have tripled my profits and provided my business with a robust recurring revenue stream that is for all practical purposes 'in perpetuity' since my clients are much more satisfied," said the president and owner of Houston Technology Consulting of Houston. "Clients are much happier because they don't have to do anything on their end. Their secure backups automatically run in the background and I feel much smarter. I am happier and sleep much better now. It's a much better solution for them and for me."

The eFolder backup and email archiving solutions are appealing to customers looking to reduce costs and improve their bottom line. "Instead of a huge up-front fee to buy software and maintenance contracts, our usage model is on a month-to-month basis," Hoffman continued. "It helps smaller companies with cash flow, and forces vendors to focus on providing high-quality service. Hard times favor a Software-as-a-Service business model such as what eFolder delivers."

Because eFolder is a channel-only SaaS vendor focusing on small to mid-sized solution providers, they can provide better support to their Partners and deliver more innovative solutions to the marketplace. That focus allows eFolder to develop strong relationships with their Partners and take an active role in helping their Partners be successful with personalized training and great support resources.

eFolder (www.efolder.net)

eFolder develops and distributes the best in online backup, local backup, and email archiving solutions through its extensive Partner channel. eFolder brands solutions for its Partners who are typically VARs, ISPs, Managed Solution Providers, and Resellers. eFolder's proprietary software and technology empowers eFolder Partners to easily, quickly, and profitably offer data protection and email archiving services to their customers. eFolder is a channel-only company.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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