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Boston Scientific is partnering with Box, AT&T to deliver cloud storage services to its 23,000 employees globally

Boston Scientific is partnering with Box, AT&T to deliver cloud storage services to its 23,000 employees globally

US-based pharmaceuticals firm Boston Scientific Corporation announced plans to deploy Box’s as the company’s primary platform for managing and collaborating on content.

The company said it plans to deploy Box to 23,000 global employees in an effort to enable more efficient, secure access to content on desktops and mobile devices.

“Our IT group is focused on driving innovation across our company and helping us build a sustainable competitive advantage through technology and collaboration,” said Rich Adduci, chief information officer at Boston Scientific.

“We’ve been leveraging mobile technology like iPads to improve how our sales teams communicate with physicians and health-care providers. Box is not only a secure, user-friendly tool for amplifying that mobile sales strategy, it’s also a platform that our entire employee base can use to collaborate and drive productivity and innovation.”

The company is deploying Box through AT&T, which already provides Boston Scientific with wired and wireless networking services in addition to a number of other IT applications.

“For companies like Boston Scientific, the ability to securely store and access content across a vast network of employees and platforms is invaluable,” said Abhi Ingle, senior vice president, advanced solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, who added that the tight integration between Box and AT&T’s network brings with it additional security benefits.

The deployment marks yet another win for Box among large, heavily regulated, privacy-sensitive firms. More recently the firm has won large deployment contracts with GE, AstraZeneca and Jazz Pharmaceuticals among others.

Last year Box said it was working on a security system that would go beyond its current practice – AES 256-bit encryption at rest and in transit – and allow enterprises to hold the encryption keys to the data themselves. But the company hasn’t publicly rolled out the service – continuing instead to partner with cloud security firms like CipherCloud, due in part to concerns that it could make the cloud storage service less user-friendly.

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