IBM and Box to Integrate Enterprise Solutions

Cloud-based file sharing provider Box is expanding its strategic partnership with IBM to sell joint solutions.

The two companies have agreed on stronger go-to-market and sales commitments and will find ways to leverage Box’s collaboration platform with IBM’s analytics, content management, and social solutions, its security technologies and the global footprint of IBM’s SoftLayer cloud.

The companies this week announced the general availability of Box integrations with IBM Case Manager and IBM Datacap. IBM Case Manager with Box enables sharing content on the Box platform with external participants. IBM Datacap with Box helps businesses capture documents across multiple sources, extract key information, and store them to Box.

These two integrations complement existing product integrations with IBM Content Navigator and IBM StoredIQ. IBM Content Navigator with Box lets customers search, access and share content across both on-premise and Box environments, and IBM StoredIQ with Box does in-depth assessment and classification of unstructured data across Box and on-premise environments to inform business decisions.

With many of the existing cloud storage and collaboration solutions where security and data retention concerns aren’t paramount, the collaboration between Box and IBM seems squarely aimed at making cloud solutions suited for enterprises that value security and are required to handle data carefully.

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