The pair have a cunning plan to cross IBM content management, Watson analytics and IBM Verse and Connections social collaboration tools. Box has a deal with Microsoft over Office 365 for the desktop, Office on iOS and Outlook.
The UK government recently approved the use of Box across Whitehall for all non-sensitive information marked as “official”.
What this means is that Box can cut costs which is important as SaaS players are losing cash.
It is also a sign that IBM is getting more proactive in the deal making arena to enhance its cloud capabilities.
In a statement, IBM senior vice president Bob Picciano said that the integration of IBM and Box technologies, combined with IBM’d global cloud capabilities and the “ability to enrich content with analytics, will help unlock actionable insights for use across the enterprise. So if you want your actionable insights unlocked a Blue Box might be the way forward.
The companies plan to integrate their existing products and services and develop new,” products targeted across industries and professions ranging from medical teams working on complex cases to individuals negotiating consumer loans by mobile phone to engineers and researchers identifying patterns in patents, reports and academic journals.”
We hope that they will work on shortening their sentences in press releases because this one was longer that something issued by Judge Jefferies.