Imperial College London, University of Sussex, Aston University, Kingston University, and London Metropolitan University latest to move to Box

LONDON, UK – March 28, 2017 — / — Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), a leader in cloud content management, today announced increased adoption in the UK Higher Education sector adding over 100,000 new staff and students from multiple universities across Britain to the platform. With Box, teams will benefit from improved content management and enhanced research projects through better collaboration, both internally and externally.

“The education sector in Europe is in the middle of a monumental shift away from traditional IT systems,” said David Benjamin, SVP and GM of EMEA, at Box. “We’re seeing universities, alongside global businesses, moving to cloud technologies to power new and more productive ways of working. British universities choosing Box is a great example of the Higher Education sector harnessing the power of cloud to improve collaboration.”

Imperial College London, University of Sussex, Aston University, Kingston University, and London Metropolitan University are the latest to join the growing list of British universities who have recently moved to Box. Box allows users to easily share documents, presentations, and content they use every day. This helps university staff, student and faculty members to work in new and innovative ways.

Since August 2015 Box has offered tailored solutions and partnerships to the education industry, enabling users to leverage Box for even more creative uses across institutions. Box also has a strong global network of partners in the education space, which includes Jisc, NORDUnet, Internet2, GÉANT and AARNet.

Box makes it easy for more than 71,000 organisations around the world to share, access and collaborate on files securely. The company has seen sustained growth in the British Higher Education sector with thousands of staff and students having already joined the platform from leading universities including: Lancaster University, University of Dundee, University of Stirling, and more.

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About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

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Imperial College London
Mike Russell, CIO
“Box has helped us transform the way our staff and academic community collect, manage and collaborate on research data internally and with external collaborators. The security and information management features mean that researchers no longer have to worry about how their data is stored and backed up. The integration capabilities will allow further exploitation of the large amounts of data now stored in Box.”

University of Sussex
Paul Davies, Director of IT Services
“We have rolled out Box to all staff at the University of Sussex and it is now an integral part of the working environment. It is the de facto platform for file sharing, collaboration and accessing information remotely. Research projects and teams are also making increasingly more use of the service. Box is helping us to transform the way we engage with content and information at the university.”

Aston University
Trevor Bayliss, IT Technical Director
“The use of Box is helping our staff store information that can be accessed and collaborated on from anywhere. Our team of expert researchers at Aston University needs the highest possible information access and security for their often sensitive material. We are using Box to achieve this.”

Kingston University
Simon Harrison, CIO
“We aim to provide leading learning environments and Box, tightly integrating into our learning tools, is improving the student experience and outcomes at Kingston University. Box provides 25,000 of our staff and students with a secure, intuitive and modern content platform which helps them get their work done easily and stay ahead of the increasing demands for seamless collaboration within and externally to the University.”

London Metropolitan University
Oliver Holmes, Deputy Director Technology and Operations
“London Metropolitan University uses Box to securely manage staff data and business critical content. We’ve chosen Box for its secure capabilities as well as its limitless information sharing potential. It enables our leading experts to share ideas and collaborate better than ever before.”

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