UK-based pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said it plans to deploy Box for content collaboration and sharing among its global workforce. David Smoley, chief information officer at AstraZeneca said the company wants to improve how employees collaborate with one another and external parties.
Barely a week after the company’s last acquisition Box announced it has purchased Subspace, a mobile security and browser containerisation startup based in Berkeley, California.
Santander said it will leverage its position as a “trusted” provider as it reveals plans to offer cloud-based storage services to corporate clients.
Bowmer and Kirkland, which employs over 1,300 professionals throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has deployed Egnyte across the company’s 26 subsidiaries in a bid to reduce printing costs and enforce stricter version control on some of the files and documents needed to support various projects.
Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a mobile email application provider for iOS and Android devices. The company hasn’t disclosed the final sale price but numerous reports suggest Acompli fetched north of $200m.
Microsoft is letting users of the company’s productivity suite store, access, edit and share Office 365 files directly from Dropbox’s cloud-based storage platform.
Although the number of enterprise-focused players entering the cloud storage marketing seems to be growing each month, recently published research suggests consumer offerings still account for the bulk of the solutions used in businesses today. Of employees using file sync and share tools at work, 89 per cent are using consumer products and just 9 per cent of those using these services claim to be satisfied with the commercial, enterprise-focused offerings given to them by their corporate IT department, according to Ovum.
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.
AT&T has launched what it claims to be a highly secure cloud-based storage solution designed specifically for US federal government agencies. The launch comes as US federal agencies seem to be lagging on cloud implementations.
Dropbox has consolidated its premium cloud storage offerings into one plan, upped the storage and dropped the price in a bid to bring its service closer in line with those offered by competitors like Box and Microsoft.