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Box Announces Box for G Suite Integration

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 12, 2018 by itnerd

Box a leader in cloud content management, today announced the general availability of Box for G Suite, a seamless new integration that makes it incredibly easy to create, edit, and manage Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly in Box. Box today serves more than 90,000 paying businesses, including 69 percent of the Fortune 500, and the new integration will be rolled out to Box’s entire user base, both paid and free. The roll-out is currently underway and is set to be completed by mid-January.

First debuted at Google Next in July, the comprehensive Box for G Suite integration further simplifies collaboration in the cloud by eliminating data silos and delivering an intuitive, seamless user experience:

  • Users can easily create, edit and collaborate on G Suite files, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without leaving the Box application and all edits are automatically saved back to Box.
  • All G Suite files saved in Box benefit from Box’s robust permissions, admin controls, security and advanced governance and compliance capabilities.
  • Users not only benefit from G Suite’s robust editing and real-time collaboration capabilities, but can also leverage Box’s productivity features, such as task management, workflow automation, and real-time alerts.
  • Box for G Suite works alongside the latest Box integration with Gmail, allowing users to attach Box files and download email attachments directly to Box, without leaving the Gmail interface.

Enterprises including Indiana University have been testing the Box for G Suite integration since the beta release announced at BoxWorks 2018 in August.

The Box for G Suite roll-out is currently underway and is set to be available to all Box customers by mid-January. To get started with the integration, visit the Box for G Suite Community Page.


Box Appoints VP For Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 5, 2018 by itnerd

Box, a leader in cloud content management has appointed former Salesforce Executive, Adam Drew, as Vice President for Canada. Box has been vocal about its interest in the Canadian market and sees this as an exciting opportunity to help Canadian enterprises with their digital transformation journey.

Adam has over two decades of leadership experience with technology companies such as Salesforce, Oracle and Computer Associates Inc. Based in Toronto, Adam will focus on building the Canadian business specifically large enterprise and government customers.

You can learn more about Adam via this blog post.

Box & NetSuite Power Seamless and Secure Collaboration

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 19, 2018 by itnerd

Box and Oracle NetSuite today announced that Box has extended its integration with NetSuite to make it even easier for organizations to work faster, more collaboratively and securely with their connected content across both systems. The enhanced integration brings seamless and secured content collaboration powered by Box, directly into the NetSuite platform. The new integration, available today, provides greater productivity and delivers even more control of content throughout the entire business.

The enhanced integration provides a new layer of visibility and control for admins through:

  • Improved folder and permissions mapping and a new nested folder structure provides a more flexible and intuitive way to manage permissions on folder organization structure.
  • Freedom from root parent folders provides the ability to associate any existing Box folder with a NetSuite record.
  • New folder naming conventions enable Box folders to be directly mapped and named based on NetSuite records.

Built for NetSuite is a program for NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) partners, like Box. The program provides partners with information, resources and a method to help them verify that their applications and integrations, built using the NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing Platform, meet NetSuite’s standards and best practices. The Built for NetSuite program is designed to give NetSuite customers additional confidence that SuiteApps have been built to meet these standards.

Since 2010, NetSuite and Box have made valuable business content –such as invoices, contracts, purchase orders and sales collateral –accessible and shareable when viewing records within NetSuite. For example, the finance team can manage and share sales orders and invoices stored in Box directly from NetSuite, speeding up workflows, securing and organizing content and helping businesses work more collaboratively.

Existing core capabilities of Box integration with NetSuite include:

  • Open, edit and collaborate on Office 365 or G Suite files directly within NetSuite, and leverage integrations from both NetSuite and Box partners.
  • Apply consistent security and governance on all content in NetSuite, including retention policies and granular permissions.
  • Apply Machine Learning to invoices, contracts, purchase orders and other content stored in NetSuite to trigger workflows and auto-update records.

Pricing & Availability

Updates to the Box integration with NetSuite are available to all joint Box and NetSuite customers today. Box and NetSuite customers leveraging the current integration can upgrade by the managed bundle. More information on the integration can be found on, NetSuite’s marketplace with over 400 applications from SDN partners.

Box Makes Announcements From BoxWorks 2018

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 1, 2018 by itnerd

At BoxWorks 2018 Box unveiled new updates to the Box experience to power secure collaboration in the digital workplace. It also announced updates to Box Skills, and unveiled Box’s new tasks and automation capabilities to drive digital business transformation.

1) Digital Workplace Press Release 

  • New activity stream for files: This new content hub will drive collaboration across modern, best of breed applications, surfacing potential actions, current activity, and relevant context from other apps right in the file preview on Box.
  • Recommended apps:The new file preview will also present a curated list of recommended applications that people might use in conjunction with that file, whether it’s quickly sharing a link with Gmail or Outlook or posting a link to the file in Slack.
  • For more on the all new activity stream and recommended apps visit the Box Blog here.
  • Public Beta of Box Feed: Box Feed intelligently curates and surfaces the content and updates that matter most to individuals.
  • It’s an all new way to view and interact with everything happening on Box, from comments and updates to files and folders currently being worked on, to recommendations on files people should care most about based on the people and teams collaborate with most.
  • And, all the updates and recommendations in Box Feed preserve the permissions and privacy settings already set up in Box, meaning that Feed is both seamless and secure.
  • For more information on Box Feed, check out the Box Blog here.
  • Public beta of Box for G Suite integration: This integration includes the ability to create, edit and collaborate on G Suite files, including Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without ever leaving Box, all while maintaining Box’s robust admin controls, security and governance and compliance capabilities.
  • For more on the Box for G Suite integration, visit the Box Blog here.


2) Digital Business Press Release

  • Updates to the Box Skills framework:Box announced that the Box Skills Kit — which enables enterprise customers, 3rd-party developers and systems integrators to build custom AI integrations with Box to enhance enterprise content – will be generally available in December 2018.
  • Box highlighted several partners participating in the Box Skills Kit beta program, including IBM, Deloitte, Robots & Pencils, Codelitt, and AIM Consulting, building highly customized AI solutions for driving digital transformation.
  • Support for custom-trained AI Models: The support for custom-trained AI models with Box Skillsmakes it easy for enterprises to apply customized AI models, created using services like IBM Watson Studio, Azure Custom Vision, Google AutoML, or AWS SageMaker, to their content in Box via the Box Skills Kit.
  • Custom training enables businesses to address more specific use cases for AI, like identifying and tagging images of proprietary brands or products or identifying phrases specific to their business in audio transcripts.
  • Streamlining Collaborative Work with Box Tasks and Automations: Box also announced updates to its core task and automation capabilities, enabling users to create lightweight, simple triggers for recurrent actions that augment the collaborative work they do every day.
  • For example, trigger a monthly automation to copy the financial close checklist and send a task for individuals to complete. With Box Tasks and Automations, teams can collaborate more easily, be more agile, and keep tasks like simple content reviews and approvals on track.


For more on the announcements from BoxWorks 2018 around how Box is driving digital business transformation, visit the Box Blog here.


Install Box On Your iOS Device, Get 50GB Of Storage Free

Posted in Commentary with tags , , on January 16, 2014 by itnerd

I had to post this as it was way too good a deal to not pass along.

If you need to store data in the cloud. Take a look at Box. Now they have always offered 10GB free to anyone which is very generous. But if you install the latest version of their app which has been completely rewritten for iPhone and iPad, they’ll give you 50GB free. There is a downside. The file upload size is limited to 250MB. Thus if you have large files to store, you’ll need to use a different service for those. But it does support Macs and PCs as well so that you can have your cloud based files everywhere.

This offer is available to new users and existing users. I’m not sure how long it lasts, thus you should act quickly.