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Zoho Corporation launches in Australia

Tue 26 Feb 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

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 center 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. 

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