In a blogpost, Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology Partners, Google mentioned:
“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. In fact, several of our own customers, like Avago, Intuit, Internet2 and Whirlpool already use Box and Google together, and these integrations will contribute to a more productive and collaborative enterprise. We’re excited to partner closely with Box to expand our efforts in the enterprise and transform how businesses work in the cloud.”
Box blends with Google Docs and Springboard
The integration between Box and Google Docs will enable Box to act as a third-party repository for Docs, Sheets and Slides. It gives the liberty to users to create, open, edit and work together on docs directly from Box and the changes gets saved back to box in real time. Whether collaborating on a contract or sales presentation, employees can leverage Docs’ robust editing and real-time collaboration capabilities to get their work done faster. Docs can also convert other file types like Microsoft Word documents or PDF files to a Doc for fast-paced content creation and collaboration.
Once the integration goes live, with Springboard, the Box users can find required information at a faster rate because Springboard leverages Google’s enterprise search technology to search across all of your information in Google Apps, including Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Contacts and soon Box.
Earlier this month, Box announced an acquisition with data and analytics startup Wagon to provide deeper insights that will help customers make the maximum use of Box to understand and interpret the content in a better way. Box also tied up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud to create Box Zones, giving enterprises the choice to store data regionally.