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US Department of Justice taps Box for file sharing and collaboration

The US DoJ is deploying Box as the company pushes forward in the public sector

The US Department of Justice is deploying Box in a bid to improve content sharing and collaboration. The company also said it will shortly receive Agency Authorization to Operate, which means the solution can be deployed across all DoJ agencies.

Box touts new customers as the battle to differentiate continues

Box co-founder and chief executive Aaron Levie briefing journalists and analysts in London this week

Cloud storage incumbent Box announced a slew of new customers this week as the company, which was recently taken public, continues to nudge its balance sheet into the black. Despite strong competition in the segment and the added pressure that comes with being a public company Box continues to differentiate from both traditional and non-traditional competition, said co-founder and chief executive officer Aaron Levie.

Box eyes retail manufacturers, engineering, construction firms with Verold acquisition

Ultimate Software and NetSuite are integrating their HCM and ERP services

Box has acquired Verold, a Toronto-based 3D modelling and WebGL specialist, in a bid to bolster its appeal to retail manufacturers, engineering and construction firms.

Box’s first public quarterly results show promise

Box made its first quarterly results announcement this week

In its first financial results statement since going public (excluding its SEC filings) cloud storage and collaboration incumbent Box announced fourth quarter 2015 revenues of $62.6m, a 38.8 per cent increase year on year.

Box moves forward with IPO despite steep deficit

Box wants to raise between $162.5m and $186.8m through an IPO

Cloud-based storage and collaboration services provider Box plans on raising between $162.5m and $186.8m through an initial public offering, the company reported in an updated SEC filing Friday, despite generating a considerable deficit since its inception four years ago.

Box recruits security vendors, bolsters EMM integration to boost enterprise confidence

Box announced Box Trust, bolstering integration with large EMM / MDM providers and security vendors

Box has recruited a number of security vendors to form Box Trust, an ecosystem of vendors offering security solutions that integrate with the cloud-based file storage and collaboration service. As part of the move the company also released Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), a mobile app for iOS and Android that lets users combine EMM offerings from a range of vendors.

Cisco, Box team on cloud-based collaboration

Cisco and Box are delivering Project Squared, a cloud-based collaboration service

Cisco and Box have announced the launch of Project Squared, a cloud-based collaboration platform jointly developed by incumbent and startup. The platform may prove to be a capable alternative for smaller companies that don’t already invest in Cisco’s legacy infrastructure or services.

Box buys medical image collaboration provider MedXT

The acquisition suggests Box is serious about deep vertical integration

Box has acquired MedXT, a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration, for an undisclosed sum. According to Box founder and chief executive officer Aaron Levie the acquisition will help the company make strong inroads into the healthcare sector.

Box partners with Accenture, targets verticals with Box for Industries offerings

Box is doubling down on industry verticals and partnering with Accenture

Box has announced a set of enterprise content collaboration tools aimed at and tailored for a range of industry verticals including healthcare, retail, and media & entertainment. The move will also see Box work with Accenture to target these select industries.

Box announces Streem acquisition

Box chief executive officer and founder Aaron Levie

Cloud storage and collaboration solutions provider Box has announced that it is to acquire startup Streem, which has developed a solution for streaming cloud content to user desktops that, Box said, enables the cloud to function as “an unlimited drive”.