Nomadesk Partnership with RES Software Creates Abundant Possibilities
The Nomadesk Partner Program has been a resounding success, by giving companies the ability to put Nomadesk’s secure solution to use under their own criteria and techniques: http://bit.ly/JqPTu7
on May 07
Nomadesk offers the most secure, easy-to-use file sharing solution. Using a simple drag-and- drop interface, Nomadesk improves business productivity by allowing secure file sharing from anywhere, anytime. Nomadesk’s use of existing desktop applications (like Windows Explorer® and Mac Finder®) make it possible to stay productive without being connected to the Internet, file sharing happens in both an online and offline state with file updates occurring in the background when Nomadesk detects an internet connection. Because Nomadesk focuses on business professionals, the solution is designed with military grade security to ensure that all sensitive documents are protected from theft.
Mr. Darren Trumeter, CEO
Darren has a background in general management and an expertise at igniting sales growth in technology companies, he has consistently driven performance at several companies as CEO, including Infoware, myDials, and iProfile. He served as Chief Operations Officer of Citect, a public Australian software company, building sales successfully up to its acquisition by Schneider Electric in 2006. Darren has executed several M&A events creating exit opportunities for investors.
Darren is also a decorated military veteran previously serving the country as a US-military Black Hawk pilot.
Mr Filip Tack, SVP of Global Sales and Business Development
Filip has a BS and MS in Bioscience Engineering from Ghent University and an MBA degree from Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School. His professional background includes sales, marketing and software engineering.
Before founding Aventiv in 2004, Filip held positions at a leading telecom equipment manufacturer and an IT start-up company.
His responsibilities ranged from engineering functionality on telephone exchanges, to sales and marketing of telecom equipment and ‘vanguard' IT services, to corporate communication.
Mr Peter Geldhof, VP of Partner Sales
Peter studied applied Information and Communication Technology at the Hoge School in Ghent, where he obtained a Bachelor Degree. He has both a practical and theoretical background in software engineering, project management, IT service management and quality assurance. His expertise is foremost concentrated on the design and implementation of IT Service Management and Operations, both with respect to procedural and organisational frameworks.
Peter is an IT specialist who understands the added value of IT products and services to modern businesses and the role IT plays in the business environment.
Mr Miguel De Buf, VP of Technology
Miguel holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Information Technology from the University of Ghent. He has a thorough theoretical and practical background in electronics and information technology.
Miguel also has deep experience in project management, IT service management and quality assurance. Miguel's key area of technical expertise is the design and development of client-server applications, e-business applications and business critical databases. He has managed and implemented multple projects in this field.
Business Model: Nomadesk is an on-demand service (SaaS) that allows business teams to secure, sync and share data with no limits for $30 per month per file server. The team member who pays the $30 per month can invite as many guests as needed to access the files. Customers download an unrestricted two week free-trial at nomadesk.com.
Market Size: With expectations that customers will continue to invest strongly in various forms of online storage services, IDC forecasts the worldwide storage-as-a-service market to pass the $3 billion mark by 2012, with a compound annual growth rate greater than 29% from 2007 to 2012.
The drivers for adoption of different storage-as-a-service offerings are cost savings and the ability to outsource IT tasks to a third party.
The inhibitors with adoption of online services are overwhelmingly concerns with the firms' data security and privacy, and on a second order, the perceptions that the cost savings do not justify the change.
The economic climate in late 2008 and over the next 18-24 months will result in a slight acceleration in consideration and evaluation of online services as overall IT capital and operating budgets flatten or compress.
Our main competitors are the likes of Box.net, GoogleApps, Dropbox, Mozy. However, most of their technologies are ineffective for "nomadic" professionals:
Pure web storage/backup and web applications are ineffective for active, mobile and nomadic businesses because they require an internet connection that is 100% available (e.g., Box.net, GoogleApps, Mozy).
Pure synchronization tools lack the essential user management and security for business file sharing (e.g., Dropbox).
VPN (*) + Fileservers are restrictively expensive, because they generally require additional hardware, software and "experts" to install and maintain.
The demand for file sharing, data protection and storage capacity is expected to be very strong as consumers and businesses continue to become more dispersed and the generation of digital data continues to grow. Nomadesk is confident in its ability to meet the growing needs of SMB, SOHO and consumer users for online collaboration, data security and storage solutions, and envisions successful future growth through a strategy that calls for:
maintaining and leveraging its singular focus on providing the nomadic professional with the easiest and most secure software-as-a-service file management solution on the market
continuing to invest in enhancements and technologies that give Nomadesk its unique product differentiation in terms of simplicity, security and offline capabilities.
Continuing to build its indirect sales channel via strategic alliances with business partners who are looking to expand their service offerings to include unlimited (**) storage, offline capabilities, automatic backup, real-time synchronization and security (e.g., telecom service providers).