Japan Business Systems Agrees to Set Up a Joint Venture with rhipe, the Australian Company, Expanding Sales of Microsoft Cloud Solution in the Japanese SMB Market
Japan Business Systems, Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Yukihiro Makita, President; hereinafter “JBS”) and rhipe Limited（Head Office: Sydney, Australia; Representative: Dominic O’Hanlon, CEO; hereinafter “rhipe”）are to announce an agreement to establish a joint venture that will be known as rhipe Japan K.K. (hereinafter “rhipe Japan”), and to start it’s business.
rhipe, the Asia Pacific’s leading cloud channel company, says rhipe Japan will aim to be appointed as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP*) partner by Microsoft Japan. And rhipe’s credentials as Microsoft’s leading Indirect CSP partner based in Asia Pacific will place it in a strong position to assist in growing Japan’s CSP business, especially in the significantly under-service Small and Medium Sized Business (“SMB”) segment of the market.
JBS is the powerful Microsoft CSP partner and has Microsoft specialization capabilities in areas such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure (and others). As the best expert in Microsoft business in Japan, we provide at personnel, technical and market knowledge for rhipe Japan. JBS will continuously support the digital transformation of Japanese companies under the cooperation among rhipe and rhipe Japan.
rhipe Japan’s market introduction will be announced at the Microsoft Japan Partner Conference, this coming August the 30th, 2019.
- CSP：Cloud Solution Provider
Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program supplies subscription-cloud licenses through certified CSP partners. One of the important features of CSP is providing pay-as-you-go billing system, and this feature makes cloud services simple to adopt for enterprise companies.
About rhipe Limited
rhipe is Asia Pacific’s leading cloud channel company providing technology partners with complete end-to-end cloud solutions, and helping them grow and thrive in the Cloud economy. As the Cloud first, channel-first company, rhipe is recognized as the leading expert in subscription-software licensing, services, and support across Asia Pacific, with a vendor portfolio that includes Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Veeam, DocuSign, Trend Micro (and others). For more information, visit www.rhipe.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.