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Box Brings Cloud To School


Written by  Ravi Vadugu | 17 January 2013
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Box CloudBox, a company which provides secure and scalable content-sharing to its customers has increased its concentration in the education sector. The company claims to have more than 85 higher education institutions in its kitty. IT is providing cloud collaboration service to help their communities of students, faculty, and staff access, share and manage content online and from mobile devices.

The company claims that its customers in the education sector, has doubled in the past year alone. Some of the top institutions to adopt Box's Cloud Collaboration Service across their entire campuses include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford and UC Berkeley. All the educational establishments seem to be satisfied with the services being offered by the company. No wonder if Box becomes a leader in this space.

Box partnered with Internet2 to offer U.S. universities a secure and simple way to deploy Box across their entire campus communities. The Internet2 NET+ Box program enables users to securely share, store and collaborate on content with anyone from any device, while providing for the needs of higher education institutions. These requirements include campus single sign-on, integration with campus account provisioning systems, and compliance with rigorous security requirements. The company claims that this partnership has helped in boosting the number of their accounts to a great extent.

"No group of people are more savvy and comfortable with web and mobile technologies than students," said Whitney Bouck, general manager of enterprise at Box. "Universities are moving away from legacy systems and pushing aggressively towards software that's built for a post-PC world and meets the expectations of their students. We're thrilled to be working with a growing group of higher education institutions that are making it easy for their communities to work, learn and collaborate together in new ways."

Good Technology benefits from the services of Box in few areas like application level security and data protection needed to support its mobile collaboration, BYOD support(Secure container separates personal and company data) and cohesive collaboration (Centralize team projects with online workspaces). Some of the companies competing in this space are Cubby, Dropbox, Carbonite, Mozy and SugarSync.

Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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