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Peterborough City Council and SKF Deploy Box to Meet Complex Needs of Local Government and Enterprise
|By Business Wire
|April 7, 2014 04:28 AM EDT
Today at the second annual Box World Tour London customer event, Box
announced continued momentum in Europe with new customers: SKF and
Peterborough City Council (PCC). Swedish industrial giant, SKF, has
deployed Box to 3,000 employees for secure sharing and mobile access. UK
local authority, PCC, has brought Box’s cloud content sharing and
collaboration capabilities to 1,400 employees to enable secure
collaboration around sensitive information. At Box World Tour London,
leaders from both companies will discuss how cloud adoption has
transformed the way they do business.
"Box improves the way people work and gives the public and private
sectors a significant competitive advantage," said David Quantrell, Box
general manager of EMEA. “By providing cloud services that are
collaborative and secure, Box is changing the way businesses and
governments manage information across their organisations.”
Box provides simple and secure access to content from anywhere and on
any device. It has more than 25 million users worldwide at 225,000
businesses, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500. SKF and PCC join a
growing number of leading European businesses that have moved to
cloud, including Anglo American, Royal HaskoningDHV, Heathrow Holdings,
Gatwick Airport, and Schneider Electric.
SKF Deploys Box to Power Collaboration Across 32 Countries
SKF, a Swedish company that specialises in supplying bearings, seals,
mechatronics, services and lubrication systems, needed a collaboration
solution for its distributed workforce spanning 32 countries. The
company deployed Box to simplify content accessibility on mobile devices
and to make it easy to share information with colleagues and external
partners. Simplicity, integration and connectivity were key factors in
SKF’s decision to roll out Box.
“Box does wonders by enabling mobile accessibility across our
organisation,” said Christoffer Malm, Head of Connectivity Room at SKF.
“It has introduced simplicity to mobile file sharing and management
processes, and it helps employees to work more creatively and
efficiently. The rich features in Box make it a powerful platform that
really improves the every day life of our sales people.”
PCC Moves from Legacy Systems to Box to Protect Sensitive Information
Located in Cambridgeshire UK, PCC manages multiple local issues from
schools and health services to roads, housing and transportation. PCC
needed a system for managing its information in a secure environment
much of which includes multiple internal and external touch points. It
also needed to replace its legacy applications and Storage Area Network
(SAN), which no longer suited its changing IT requirements.
PCC chose to implement Box because it not only provided the
enterprise-grade security required for data protection and audit
control, but because it also met the complex IT needs of a UK local
“Box works very well for PCC: it gives our employees the freedom to
control their own folders, to work more collaboratively and from any
location; it is a key enabler for business change,” said Richard
Godfrey, ICT Strategy, Infrastructure and Programme Manager. “Box is the
first public cloud application that this council has purchased and there
is a longer term plan to integrate Box with our other solutions.”
Box World Tour London
At Box World Tour London, hundreds of technology leaders gathered to
learn how Box is helping customers across Europe and the Middle East
transition to the cloud, with a focus on multiple vertical sectors,
including: healthcare, retail, pharmaceutical, industrial, media and
entertainment and high tech. IT leaders from SFK and PCC both spoke at
For information on future Box World Tour stops, visit: http://www.boxworldtour.com/
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive,
competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most
important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily
accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone
applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps,
NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is
privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and
strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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