LONDON, UK – November 19, 2014 — / — Box today announced it has been appointed to the File Sync and Share framework by Jisc, the charity that offers digital solutions for UK education and research, including the Janet network. Following a rigorous pre-screening, Box is now available through a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to higher and further education institutions and researchers in the UK.

“Research and education organisations across our community are calling for access to sync and share facilities that aid collaboration, while also meeting the sector’s increasingly stringent security requirements,” said Dan Perry, director of product and marketing at Janet. “Through the File Sync and Share DPS, institutions have access to a range of flexible options that will help them better share and manage their content.”

“Advancements in technology and new ways of working can mean legacy IT solutions are not always suitable for today’s educational institutions, which often need to manage critical documents easily and securely from anywhere and on any device,” said David Quantrell, Box senior vice president and general manager of EMEA. “Our partnership with Jisc removes the barriers to cloud adoption within the education sector by delivering a platform that supports education programmes and strategies.”

Jisc is a champion of digital technologies in UK education and research. Its vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Box makes it easy for more than 27 million individuals at 240,000 businesses around the world to share and collaborate across devices, while providing IT departments with unparalleled insight and control. With today’s announcement, Jisc joins a growing number of industries that have agreements with Box, including the UK government, which deployed Box to its G-Cloud portal in 2013.

Box is available to HE, FE and specialist institutions as well as research councils in the UK. Contact for more information.

About Jisc
Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.

Janet, part of the Jisc group, has the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure and related services that meet the needs of the UK research and education communities.

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About Box
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most important information. More than 27 million people at 240,000 businesses, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500, use Box today to share, manage and access their content globally. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit

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