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06 May 2015
Announces new customers and gives international business update
LONDON, UK – May 06, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — 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
“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 has a diverse user group, from a student community that enjoys the best student experience in Scotland to a strong research profile, including being the top rated university in the UK for biological sciences.
“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
“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
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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