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Peterborough City Council and SKF Deploy Box to Meet Complex Needs of Local Government and Enterprise

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 government.

“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 the event.

For information on future Box World Tour stops, visit: http://www.boxworldtour.com/

About Box

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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