Announces new customers and gives international business update

LONDON, UK – May 06, 2015 — / — Box today hosted its annual Box World Tour event in London, bringing together cloud software innovators, CIOs and business leaders to discuss the future of cloud computing and emerging trends in information technology. At the event, Box announced Rituals Cosmetics, University of Dundee and Lancaster University as new customers and provided an update on Box’s roadmap and traction in Europe.

“Across every organization in every industry, technology is driving massive change,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “To power all new ways of working and even new ways of doing business, enterprises need technology that meets the increasingly high expectations of their workforce, enables collaboration across geographies, and unleashes new ways to interact with their customers. Our job at Box is to create transformative software that helps businesses become truly digital enterprises.”

“European businesses are transitioning from traditional legacy IT solutions to more user-friendly, flexible and scalable cloud platforms,” said David Quantrell, SVP and general manager, EMEA at Box. “Increasingly, IT leaders from all sectors are looking for ways to facilitate collaboration, while securely managing information. By moving their content to the cloud with Box, companies are dramatically increasing their productivity without sacrificing enterprise-grade security.”

Since opening its European headquarters in London in June 2012, Box has continued to expand throughout countries, adding new employees and bringing on flagship customers from numerous sectors including education, life sciences, transportation, construction, government and not-for-profit.

Rituals Cosmetics turns to Box for secure file sharing and collaboration
Rituals Cosmetics, the international home and body cosmetics brand, has chosen Box to equip its staff with file sharing and collaborative capabilities. Today, the luxury lifestyle brand holds over 350 stores, more than 1,000 shop-in-shops and four City Spas in 21 countries. Rituals Cosmetics has seen a rapid expansion in duty free, airline, cruise liners and ferries as well as hotels and is sold on or supplied by sixteen different airlines. The company turned to Box to manage its content securely in the cloud. Its stores and offices are now served with schedules, promotional material and sales brochures all from the Box platform.

“We have a dispersed workforce, with internal and external workers located in multiple locations across many countries,” said Jan-Willem Boerhout, director of program management at Rituals Cosmetics. “Box’s sharing and collaborative capabilities have given us a significant advantage by providing our staff with the tools they need to do their jobs better.”

University of Dundee brings the cloud to 25,000 students and staff
University of Dundee, a public research university based in the city and Royal burgh of Dundee, has deployed Box to 25,000 staff and students to enable cloud collaboration. With the power of secure file sharing and collaboration, students will benefit from more productive and connected projects.

University of Dundee has a diverse user group, from a student community that enjoys the best student experience in Scotland[1] to a strong research profile, including being the top rated university in the UK for biological sciences[2].

“University of Dundee staff and students were calling for easier access to content and much more innovative collaborative technology,” said Paul Saunders, chief technology officer & director of information technology at University of Dundee. “Using Box has fundamentally transformed the way we work on projects. We have a much more productive environment which impacts the overall output of our university.”

Lancaster University deploys Box to 18,000 as it embraces digital transformation
Lancaster University, based in the northwest of England and ranked in the UK top-ten universities[3], has brought Box to 18,000 staff and students as it offers file sharing and collaboration in the cloud.

“There’s been an increase in demand for technology that enables a faster and more efficient way of working,” said Paul Harness, director of Information Systems Services at Lancaster University. “Box was exactly what we needed to enable greater collaboration among our staff and students and it fits within our strategy of embracing the new age of digital transformation.”

Business highlights in 2015

  • Box now has more than 34 million users at 45,000 organizations globally including European companies such asAstraZeneca, Eurostar, Oxfam, Schneider Electric, Royal HaskoningDHV and Anglo American.
  • Box’s paying customers include over 50% of the Fortune 500 and over 22% of the Global 2000.
  • In education, Jisc, the charity that offers digital solutions for UK education and research, including the Janet network,appointed Box to its File Sync and Share framework.
  • Box hired its first southern European country leader to continue to bring French and other southern European businesses to the cloud.
  • Box acquired Verold and Subspace to power 3D viewing and better protect content across devices, respectively.
  • At Box Dev, Box introduced Box Developer Edition, which includes a new user and authentication model for building apps on the Box platform.
  • Box has continued to advance security for managing content in the cloud at scale, launching:
    • Box Enterprise Key Management – a breakthrough in cloud content management that gives enterprises full control over their encryption keys while still enabling the capabilities that make Box delightful to use for users; and
    • Box announced it was named an inaugural member of the new Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program, enabling the Box content platform to support native integrations with both Office for iPad and iPhone, as well as for Office Online.

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world’s leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

1 Times Higher Education Student Survey, April 2015

2 Research Excellence Framework Survey, April 2014

3 The Complete University Guide, April 2015

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