OfficeMax Launches Cloud Service Offerings
New Services Help Provide On-Demand Access to Files Using Many Mobile Devices,
From Virtually Anyplace at Any Time, To Help Businesses and Consumers Expand
How and Where They Work
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 7, 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OfficeMax^® Incorporated (NYSE:
OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, announced today
that it is making cloud service solutions available to customers across its
stores and U.S. contract business to help organizations and consumers expand
how and where they work.
OfficeMax^Workplace^SM, the U.S. contract business for OfficeMax, has launched
new cloud services powered by Xerox^®, making OfficeMax Workplace the only
business-to-business office supplies and solutions provider to add Xerox's
leading-edge cloud services to its holistic suite of work-better solutions for
business customers. And starting in February, OfficeMax stores nationwide will
provide access to MiMedia^® cloud services for consumers and small businesses.
The two cloud service programs allow OfficeMax to provide businesses of all
sizes and consumers with a cost-effective way to access, manage, share and
recover files from many mobile devices.
The new service also builds on OfficeMax Workplace's mission to help customers
drive efficiency and cost savings through innovative products, services and
solutions tailored to the unique needs of their workplace.
"Medium to small businesses are increasingly finding that the cloud can offer
them technology solutions that allow for consolidation of separate
applications, and reduced on-site support and software/hardware purchase,"
said John Kenning, executive vice president and president of OfficeMax
Workplace. "Our new cloud service offering makes these businesses competitive
and offers previously unavailable technology solutions that are cost
effective, agile and flexible."
For small businesses and home consumers, MiMedia cloud services available
through OfficeMax stores will provide an easy-to-use way to automatically
back-up, store, access and share their files on demand – including many
popular business files and presentations, and even music, videos and photos
for personal use.
"Cloud storage isn't just for large organizations. More entrepreneurs and
consumers are using mobile devices to create content, and then leveraging the
cloud as a preferred solution to store, access and share data that smart
phones and tablets create," explains Michael Lewis, executive vice president
and president of Retail at OfficeMax. "We're pleased to provide these
innovators with access to sophisticated yet easy-to-use cloud solutions that
don't require IT staff to set up or manage."
OfficeMax Workplace Cloud Services Powered by Xerox
The cloud-based services for business launched by OfficeMax Workplace and
powered by Xerox deliver software and related applications through off-site
data storage, allowing businesses and employees to gain access to their
computers – with a similar screen, look and feel, and even many of the same
applications and files on their office computers – from virtually anyplace at
any time. Additionally, organizations can control much of their hardware,
server, storage and networking management tasks from one streamlined online
dashboard. Xerox's cloud-based mobile device management service allows
organizations to realize cost savings while simplifying how they identify,
manage, secure, track and recover data across many employees' work-related
mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. OfficeMax Workplace
provides access to trained technical representatives to answer questions and
help organizations develop individualized cloud-based solutions.
MiMedia Cloud Services Available at OfficeMax Retail Stores
MiMedia is the only retail-based cloud services provider to offer nine key
high-demand features in one package, including automatic file back-up; cloud
storage; real-time streaming across more than 100 photo, video and audio music
formats; and easy file sharing across more than 20 social networks. The
service also includes access to MiMedia's apps for iPad^®, iPhone^® and
Android^® for an easy-to-use interface while on the go. Trained OfficeMax
store associates are available to help small businesses and home consumers
select a MiMedia service package that best suits their digital needs.
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products,
solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.
The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables
our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper,
in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology
products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax
consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates
through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900
stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has
been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only
company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside^® Certification
by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call
1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.
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