Box Announces Global Partnership with IBM to Amplify the Power of the Cloud
Box, a leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, has today confirmed a global partnership with IBM that will bring together the cutting-edge technologies and resources of both companies, to transform the way people work in the cloud.
"Today's digital enterprises demand world-class technologies that transform how their organisations operate both internally and externally," said Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box. "This extensive alliance between Box and IBM opens up an exciting opportunity for both companies to reach new markets and deliver unified solutions and services that can redefine industries, advance secure collaboration and revolutionise Enterprise Mobility."
The two solution providers plan to integrate their existing products and services, and develop innovative new solutions aimed at diverse professional use cases ranging from medical teams working on complex cases, to individuals negotiating consumer loans on their smartphones, among many others.
This strategic partnership will align Box's cloud content collaboration platform with IBM Analytics and Social solutions, IBM Security technologies and the global footprint of the IBM Cloud, to offer enterprises simple, secure collaboration solutions that tap into local data and have an almost unlimited reach.
Both companies will jointly deliver these solutions to market internationally, and IBM will also enable builders and developers to integrate Box APIs into enterprise apps and web services.
The three key areas which have been identified as the foundations of the partnership are transformation of enterprise work, international reach and security, and new content rich apps and solutions. As a result, Box and IBM will aim to transform collaboration and the ability to gain actionable insights across a variety of industries by leveraging the power of the cloud.
"This partnership will transform the way work is done in industries and professions that shape our experience every day. The impact will be felt by experts and professionals in industries such as healthcare, financial services, law, and engineering who are overwhelmed by today's digital data, and seek better solutions to manage large volumes of information more intelligently and securely," said Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Analytics. "The integration of IBM and Box technologies, combined with our global cloud capabilities and the ability to enrich content with analytics, will help unlock actionable insights for use across the enterprise."