Cloud company Google
and cloud storage provider Box Inc. (Box) have formed a strategic partnership. Google, which has headquarters in Mountain View, California, United States, is a branch of Alphabet Inc. It is one of the internet’s key cloud platform providers and offers cloud storage as a service. The partnership will see Box’s business customers able to use utilize Google’s collaboration suite.
Established in 2005, Box has headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States, and a presence across the United States and in Europe and Asia. The company describes itself as a “leading enterprise content platform” and caters to around 66,000 businesses including big players like P&G and The GAP. It specializes in offering companies highly secure access to data stored in the cloud. The partnership will give Box’s customers access to Google Docs (for word processing) and Google Sheets (for spreadsheets) and a wealth of Google’s other productivity solutions, each made available through a “third-party content repository” available through their Box panel. News of the partnership saw Box’s shares increase by 2%.
“At Box, our mission is to transform how people and organizations work,” explained Box’s CEO and co-founder, Aaron Levie. “The combination of Box’s enterprise content platform with Google’s world-class cloud technology will help businesses of all sizes unlock productivity across their organizations. New, simple and powerful connections between Box, Google Docs, and Google Springboard are just the beginning of how Box and Google can power better ways to work in the cloud.”What do you think of Google’s latest partnership? Let us know your thoughts. Add your comments below.