Story image

Zoho Corporation launches in Australia

26 Feb 2019

Zoho Corporation continues its international expansion announcing its launch in Australia. Zoho's technology stack is used by over 45 million users in 180+ countries, with more than 300,000 companies around the world, including Tesla, Netflix, Nike, Amazon, major financial institutions and airlines.

Zoho, which comprises three technology businesses, competes directly with Salesforce, Google and Microsoft and cites its speed of deployment and pricing structure -  which supposedly enables even the smallest of businesses to digitise their operations. 

Zoho Founder Sridhar Vembu says, “There are two broad goals for us: Large enterprise expansion and deeper geographic expansion. We are seeing the adoption of the Zoho suite in large enterprises. 

“We are also expanding our geographic footprint in a big way over the next two years. Our expansion into Australia is a crucial part of our global expansion and we are committed to serving Aussie customers with a strong local footprint, including a cloud data centre build-out.”

With companies across Australia and New Zealand already signed on, and continued growth across the region in cloud services - Gartner predicts a 20% increase in spend on 2018 - Zoho is looking to accelerate its growth in the region with investment in a local team, offices in Byron Bay, NSW, and building additional infrastructure.

The company in this region will be led by Timothy Kasbe, who is appointed as Managing Director for A/NZ and Global Large Enterprise. 

Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin says, “Having a company of Zoho’s size and reputation choose Byron Bay is a major win for the North Coast and for communities right across regional NSW. 

“The NSW Government has been working hard to create the incentives, infrastructure and support that regional communities need to attract the international business of the calibre of Zoho. We are so thrilled about the opportunities this brings and we hope this encourages even more organisations to look at regional areas of Australia as viable locations to not only launch, but to grow their business.”

Zoho is already used by customers in Australia to help digitise and expand small, medium and multinational enterprises. 

Zoho is actively hiring a full go-to-market team to support its push into the region and to better accommodate the needs of its growing customer base. 

Paving the road to self-sovereign identity using blockchain
Internet users are often required to input personal information and highly-valuable data from contact numbers to email addresses to make use of the various platforms and services available online.
How Huawei aims to enhance IP networks
'We believe that the intelligent IP networks built with the four-engine series products can continuously empower users with business intelligence."
Earth Day 2019: How tech firms can support our planet's wellbeing
Six industry experts explain how they - and other tech organisations - can positively contribute to the wellbeing of our earth.
ExaGrid and Zerto announce an integrated solution for backup and recovery
“In an age of continuous digital transformation, businesses require new levels of resilience from their DR and backup solutions."
Huawei announces the launch of Atlas AI
The Huawei Atlas AI computing platform is powered by Huawei's Ascend series AI processors.
Veeam releases v3 of its MS Office backup solution
One of Veeam’s most popular solutions, Backup for Office 365, has been upgraded again with greater speed, security and analytics.
What to expect from the Surface Hub 2S
Microsoft has released details about the next iteration of the Surface Hub featuring mobility, reduced weight and a 85in version in the works.
Too many 'critical' vulnerabilities to patch? Tenable opts for a different approach
Tenable is hedging all of its security bets on the power of predictive, as the company announced general available of its Predictive Prioritisation solution within