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Box Brings New Mobile and Social Capabilities to the Post-PC Era EnterpriseExpanded Ecosystem to Drive Enterprise Cloud Transition (March 28, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Box today announced major social and mobile updates designed to better connect people, applications and information in the enterprise. Before an audience of hundreds of customers at Box World Tour San Francisco, the company unveiled all-new social workflow features to enhance engagement on Box, along with Box OneCloud, the first mobile enterprise platform to unify business information. Box is working with leading global systems integrators like Deloitte to bring a new level of mobile, social, and cloud services to enterprise clients.
"The massive fragmentation of apps and data that organizations are experiencing in the post-PC world is antithetical to the promise of the cloud," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "We're giving enterprises the power to manage and secure critical information in the cloud, while making it easy for employees to take advantage of the bleeding edge of social and mobile collaboration."
Making Business Content Social
More than 120,000 businesses, including 82% of the Fortune 500, use Box to share and manage information online and from mobile devices. With 200 million files accessed each month, finding innovative ways to connect people and content on Box is critical. Box's all-new social workflow features enable fluid collaboration capabilities that reflect the fast-moving, dynamic nature of today's organizations. Updates include:
- Assign tasks to colleagues directly within the comment stream
- Mention (or "tag") a collaborator within a comment in order to automatically send them an email notification
- Respond to comments via email by responding directly to an email notification alert
- Edit content directly from the file preview page using native applications, with revisions automatically saved back to Box
The new social workflow features will be available to all box users in the coming weeks. To see these new features in action, visit the corresponding blog post.
Extending the Ecosystem
As the world's largest enterprises navigate the transition to the cloud, they're turning to trusted systems integrators and service providers in business and technology consulting. Box announced that it is working with Deloitte to help businesses recognize the benefits of Box's collaboration and mobile cloud services.
"Enterprises increasingly see cloud computing as an opportunity to gain flexibility and enhance their competitive capabilities," said Chris Weitz, Director, Cloud Computing Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "We are excited to work with Box to help our respective clients address their mobility and cloud delivery challenges."
Uniting Information with OneCloud
Box also announced the launch of Box OneCloud, the first mobile cloud for the post-PC era enterprise. Box OneCloud provides a suite of more than 30 powerful, easily discovered productivity applications that enable workers to securely access, edit and share content from their mobile device. Available immediately on iOS for all users, Box OneCloud applications are deeply integrated with Box's content platform, and can be viewed on a mobile gallery directly within the Box apps for iPhone and iPad. Premier app integrations include QuickOffice, PaperPort, EchoSign and PDF Expert.
To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, TouchPad and PlayBook applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners. To learn more about Box, please visit www.box.com.
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