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Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

Box and Microsoft new integrations

File sync and share business Box releases new integrations into Microsoft Office Online with real time co-authoring, Office for iOS, and Outlook

Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:04

Salesforce adds Box tools

Salesforce and Box partner up to allow Salesforce developers to build Box into their solutions and to allows Salesforce users to directly access Box files

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:52

Box grabs Faber & Faber

Faber & Faber, one of Britain’s largest independent publishing houses has signed up with Box’s file collaboration and share solution

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:55

Box signs up Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola has chosen Box to deliver content sharing and collaboration for all of its 22,000 employees.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 18:28

Box signs-up the cream of social media

Cloud collaboration tool Box has signed up Airbnb, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter and Zenefits to its ever expanding list of customers

Japanese Internet service provider Rakuten has deployed Box to help its 11,000 employees in all of its group companies worldwide

Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:18

IBM to partner with Box on new solutions

IBM and Box announce a global partnership to integrate their existing products and services and to collaborate on new solutions.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:45

Box integrates with Microsoft Office Online

Box has updated its integration With Office Online to allow users to browse, open and edit Office Online files directly from Box, and save all changes made in Office Online back to Box in real-time.

Data Loss Prevention 14 Provides better visibility and control over company data and strengthens partnership with Box to protect data in the cloud

The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) has approved the use of Box across all government departments for both internal and external use.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:07

Box adds embedded strategy for growth

Box is adding embedded solutions to help build the business and announces three new customers: Rituals Cosmetics, the University of Dundee and Lancaster University

The Vormetric Data Security Platform has been extended to protect data inside public cloud services including Amazon S3 and Box

Clarizen adds real-time reports and dashboards designed to deliver actionable insights into a business’s health and a new full integration with Box

Box has acquired US start up Subspace to help deliver box securely across multiple devices for sectors where strict security and compliance are enforced

In its new play to fill niche sectors instead of general markets, Box has announced Box for Financial Services, as well key data security features for data retention and key management and data watermarking.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:42

Box signs up 51,000 AstraZeneca users

AstraZeneca signs a deal with Box to provide content collaboration services for its 51,000 for its employees worldwide

Box’s IPO on Friday was one of the most successful cloud floats so far with stock soaring at one point to more than 75% above its list price and eventually valuing the business at $2.7 billion (£1.8 billion).

Friday, 23 January 2015 16:50

Box floats

Later today (Friday 23rd), after a long 10 year slog, Box will begin trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange and it will be interesting to see if they hit the share price targets they want.

After years’ of will they won’t they speculation US saas storage business Box is finally going ahead with their IPO, giving an expected valuation of $1.5 billion (£990 million) on the business. 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:54

Cisco and Box team up on Project Squared

Box adds enterprise storage and file collaboration tools to Cisco’s team collaboration application Project Squared

International charity Oxfam has moved to Box to supply its file sharing and collaboration across the business and to centralise management and security for Oxfam’s 17 international affiliates

Box has launched a new automated workflow solution that will underpin a new range of vertical solutions for enterprises in the healthcare, retail and media & entertainment

US cloud visibility and enablement company, Skyhigh Networks announced an advanced data governance solution for Box users at Boxworks 2014. 

Box has announced two new integrations with Microsoft’s Office 2013 productivity suite and has removed all data limits for all of its Business plan customers – new and old.


Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:47

Box gets the top spot with Gartner

File sharing and collaboration business, Box, is named as a leader in the first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise file synchronisation and sharing

Box has been on the acquisition trail with the purchase of Streem a business that allows users to access cloud data directly from the desktop and has added new support for mobile to Box Notes.

Box launches Box.org a free and discounted cloud collaboration service for global non-profits and development organisations

Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:04

Box Notes goes live

It’s been quiet on the Box front for some time as they no doubt prepare for the floatation, however they’re not entirely shut as the latest offering, Box Notes proves, although it’s been some seven months in getting to market – it was originally announced and launched in private beta back in September – which seems a little slow for a business, that has up until now been exceptionally nimble with its new products.

Storage solutions business, Box, has signed one of its biggest deals yet with US giant General Electric to support their worldwide staff

Box announces developer-ready versions of its Box View visualisation and Metadata file information tools, and API pricing for developers creating third-part apps on the Box platform.

Enterprise storage business Box launched two new products, Box View and Metadata at their Box Dev 2014 conference in San Francisco. Additionally Box also complemented its free developer offering, with platform pricing for enterprises that want to build on Box’s APIs. 

The announcements were made by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO at Box, and cover two technologies previewed at their annual conference at the BoxWorks 2013 conference at the back-end of last year.  

Preview files on all devices with Box View

Box View is a neat piece of technology – bought in last year from Crocodoc – that allows users to seamlessly preview content stored on Box without needing the original programs. The technology converts PDF and Office documents into very high-quality easily embeddable HTML, and visible on a wide range of platforms and devices.

To enable the use the full power of the technology in third-party apps Box has also open-sourced viewer.js, a client-side library for rendering and interacting with Box View documents. As well as displaying the files viewer.js also gives developers the ability to can create visually stunning animations and collect valuable usage and data analytics.

View will be an extra service and priced according to the number of uploads made to the service, the first 1000 per month are free and each 2500 per month after priced at £150 ($250).   

Box file Metadata storage

Introduced as a private beta at BoxWorks 2013, Metadata allows users to associate keywords and a raft of customisable file info with the files saved on Box, and it’s now available to all developers as a beta and is integrated with Box’s iOS, Android, and Windows SDKs. Part of the Box Content API,

Metadata is also now integrated with Box’s search functionality so searches can be done for things like “all files created by..” “all files containing Chris created by Aaron” etc.

New Platform API Pricing

Box has also introduced new pricing plans for its API use. This is the first time that Box has offered a way for customers to purchase Box as a platform, and there’s a simple three tier pricing structure. Build is free and is for users with up to 25,000 API actions per month, Scale which is for those using over 25,000 APIs per month and is priced at £300 ($500) per month/per 25,000 API Actions, and Transform and customisable plan aimed at large users. API access for third party developers will continue to be free of charge.

According to Box more than 35,000 developers are building services on the Box platform, with over one billion third-party API calls made to the Box platform every month, and usage of third-party apps by Box customers has increased by 292% over the year.

Third parties are a big growth area for Box its OneCloud program just passed 1,000 platform partners and interestingly it’s where businesses like Salesforce got their stellar growth from. In the mid-noughties SalesForce saw their APIs from third-parties surge past the 60% of all API calls and have never looked back. Likewise if Apple hadn’t created an eco-system and a store for third-parties to create apps and get paid for the apps they made for the iPhone, then the mobile market would probably still be dominated by Nokia. It’s an IT case of “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Creating an ecosystem should be a no-brainer and while Box was quick to build their own, it was being held back by a lack of clarity on returns. It’s good to see that Box have finally worked out a payment structure and it will be interesting to see how the developers take to the new pricing.        

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