Box (BOX), Google (GOOG) Partner in Cloud

September 7, 2016 2:13 PM EDT

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Today at BoxWorks 2016, Box (NYSE: BOX), a leading enterprise content platform, announced a partnership with Google. The companies will collaborate on several initiatives to transform work in the cloud, including new integrations between Box, Google Docs and Google Springboard, to deliver a seamless experience for working and collaborating on content in the cloud.

“At Box, our mission is to transform how people and organizations work. 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,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “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.”

“Many of today’s leading businesses are working with Google's cloud engineers to move their workloads to our cloud and then optimize and enhance them; they see our dedication and excellence in data analytics, machine learning, security, automation, and performance,” said Diane Greene, SVP of Google’s cloud businesses. “On the apps side, we want our customers to have flexibility in their choice of tools and to have the most productive and collaborative suite possible for their needs. We’re excited to partner with Box in our mutual quest to transform how companies work in the cloud.”

Thousands of organizations – such as Broadcom, Intuit, Internet2 and Whirlpool – rely today on Box for secure content management and Google Docs for productivity and collaboration. By more deeply integrating Box with Google Docs and Google Springboard, enterprises will be able to work faster and smarter, while securing their critical business content in one central platform.

Box and Google Docs

Google and Box will work together to enable Box to be a third-party content repository for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. When available, this new integration will enable Box users to create and edit Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations directly from Box. This integration will simplify collaboration in the cloud and deliver an intuitive, seamless user experience.

By combining these two powerful solutions, businesses and individuals will benefit from Google Docs’ robust 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 world-class security and control capabilities, including granular permissions and information governance.

Box and Google Springboard

The companies will also work together to develop and deliver next-generation intelligence to Box users searching for content on Google Springboard. Google Springboard puts the right information at a business’s fingertips by quickly searching for information stored across the Google Apps suite including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, and, when available, for third-party apps like Box. Google Springboard provides useful and actionable information and relevant recommendations. This collaboration is designed to provide customers with the ability to surface content stored in Box when using Springboard’s universal search capabilities.

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