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Microsoft snaps up cloud migration specialist Mover

Microsoft has acquired cloud file migration specialist Mover as part of a plan to simplify the process of transferring data to Office 365.

Mover, which was acquired for an undisclosed sum, allows users to migrate files from other cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

While the Canadian company has historically let users move files to a range of providers, figures published earlier this year reveal that 80 per cent go to Microsoft.

In a statement announcing the deal, Microsoft Office chief Jeff Teper said Mover’s technology would be integrated into its own. “As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.”

Mover’s chief executive Eric Warnke added: “This acquisition will ensure that customers making the move to Microsoft 365 have a seamless and cost effective experience.”