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Article updated: 1/8/2013 10:29 AM

OfficeMax launches cloud service offerings

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NAPERVILLE -- OfficeMax said 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.

OfficeMaxWorkplaceSM, 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 cloud services to its product line for business customers. OfficeMax stores in February 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.

"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 backup, store, access and share their files on demand.

"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 smartphones and tablets create," said 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."

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