Box and BT partnership aims to bring more companies to the cloud

Box and BT launched a new partnership yesterday aimed at combining their cloud services expertise for the benefit of their customers. The companies will collaborate on improving cloud connectivity, with Box poised to join BT’s high-performance cloud infrastructure, while BT customers get a dedicated connection to the Box service.

The file sharing and content management platform’s EMEA SVP and general manager David Benjamin was a fitting figure to announce the alliance at the Box World Tour 2016, as Benjamin had worked at BT for almost 10 years prior to joining Box.

“Whilst we’re connecting the enterprise from two different perspectives – them very much from the network perspective and us from the application and platform perspective – there’s also a high degree of commonality in terms of how we view the marketplace as well and some of the challenges we saw in enterprises,” he told Computerworld UK.

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