Mimecast SA invests a further R3.6 million into the Microsoft channel
Johannesburg - Mimecast South Africa is investing a further R3.6 million into Microsoft’s sub-Saharan channel by offering its award winning cloud based unified email management (UEM)ä SaaS service free to a lucky few companies. This financial commitment is an extension of the very successful Top 100 Microsoft Partner Program, which has seen Mimecast SA invest R2.4 million in the channel since November 2008.
The Top 100 program enables Microsoft certified partners to each receive 100 Mimecast Unified Email Management (UEM) user accounts at no charge. This amounts to R60 000 in value per participating partner annually, excluding the savings they would achieve by eliminating the need for any further stand-alone email management products.
“Mimecast SA is looking to increase the use of our UEM service in the Microsoft channel as we believe a positive user experience, which we are very confident of, will increase understanding and awareness of our product. This will support the long term sales strategy which is built on great technologies, great thinking, great service and a good solid brand,” says Wittles. “The Microsoft channel partners who take up our offer will get the full Mimecast experience with a service that offers a unique approach to anti-spam, anti-virus, free and unlimited high performance email storage, eDiscovery, instant email continuity and corporate ID management to all users.”
There is no expectation that Top 100 partner program members have to become Mimecast UEM resellers. “This initiative is about creating positive user experiences to increase awareness of Mimecast by adding real value during tough economic times. If any Top 100 members were interested in becoming resellers we would welcome the conversation as it is a great annuity revenue opportunity as well, but it’s not the purpose of this initiative and certainly not the expectation,” says Wittles.
Mimecast UEM for Microsoft Exchange, Outlook and mobile devices provide enterprise level email continuity, archiving and security for any size of company. No hardware or software is required, and Mimecast integrates with any organisation’s existing IT infrastructure, while offering complete control to the IT administrator.
Mimecast delivers SaaS-based enterprise email management including archiving, discovery, continuity, security and policy. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in 2003, Mimecast has expanded from the United Kingdom into the United States, South Africa, Scandinavia and Dubai. The email management company serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide. For more information, go to www.mimecast.co.za
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