Box, a large cloud-based file storage solution oft-used in enterprise applications, is partnering with Google to bring better Docs, Sheets, and Slides integration to customers who use both services. This agreement was announced today at the company’s annual enterprise conference, BoxWorks (via TechCrunch), by Box’s CEO Aaron Levie and Google’s SVP of Google’s cloud offerings Diane Greene…
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Before today, Box users have been able to create and store Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides but the process was not handled in a way that’s anything close to seamless. With today’s announcement, however, we learn that users will soon be able work directly from Box as well as use Google’s enterprise search Springboard engine to locate documents — no matter where they’re stored.
Announced earlier this year, Springboard helps enterprise users quickly search through all of their App for Work files to find what they are looking for. Box is one of Google Springboard’s first partners and this integration between services shows how Google wants this service to work.
While it may seem strange that Google is partnering with Box, a company that provides the exact same type of cloud storage as Google, it is believed that this partnership is mainly to help out enterprise customers already using both services. As companies are already using Box to encrypt and store their files while also using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to collaborate on work, this partnership will bring these services together in a way that will make a better experience for customers.