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Box and Google Partner to Advance Work in the Cloud

Box and Google have announced plans to collaborate on several initiatives to advance work in the cloud, including new integrations between Box, Google Docs, and Google Springboard, to support a seamless experience for working and collaborating on content in the cloud.

The combination of Box’s enterprise content platform with Google’s cloud technology will help businesses achieve greater productivity across their organizations, said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, noting that the connections between Box, Google Docs, and Google Springboard represent the initial starting point for the companies to further improve work in the cloud.

Organizations such as Broadcom, Intuit, Internet2 and Whirlpool have deployed Box for secure content management as well as Google Docs for productivity and collaboration, the companies say. By more closely integrating Box with Google Docs and Google Springboard, they note that enterprises will be able to improve productivity while securing their critical business content in one central platform.

The companies plan to enable Box to be a third-party content repository for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. When available, the integration will enable Box users to create and edit Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly from Box. The combination is expected to provide users with Google Docs’ editing and real-time collaboration capabilities while leveraging Box’s productivity features, such as task management, workflow automation, and real-time alerts, as well as its security and control capabilities, including granular permissions and information governance.

Box and Google will also work together to provide customers with the ability to surface content stored in Box when using Springboard’s universal search capabilities. Google Springboard enables business users to search for information stored across the Google Apps suite including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Drive - and, when available, for third-party apps like Box - providing actionable information and relevant recommendations.

For more information, go to www.box.com.


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