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March 28, 2017

UK universities jump in the Box for cloud content management

The cloud content management company has seen as increase of adoption from UK universities move to Box.

By Hannah Williams

Cloud content management firm, Box, has seen an increase in adoption to its content platform from the UK’s higher education sector with over 100,000 new staff and students using it.

The company said that it has noticed a growth in the British Higher Education sector with thousands of staff and students having already joined the platform from universities like Lancaster University, University of Dundee, University of Stirling and more.

Universities such as Imperial College London, University of Sussex, Aston University, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University are the latest to join the growing list of British universities which have moved to Box.

The Box platform enables users to easily share documents, presentations and content they use every day. This helps university staff, student and faculty members to work in new and innovative ways.

It provides access for more than 71,000 organisations around the world, making it easier for them to share, access and collaborate on files securely.

Read more: Box & IBM to open new UK data centre cloud storage Box Zone

David Benjamin, SVP and GM of EMEA, Box said: “The education sector in Europe is in the middle of a monumental shift away from traditional IT systems. We’re seeing universities, alongside global businesses, moving to cloud technologies to power new and more productive ways of working.

“British universities choosing Box is a great example of the Higher Education sector harnessing the power of cloud to improve collaboration.”

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According to Box, teams will also benefit from improved content management and enhanced research projects through better collaboration, both internally and externally.

Mike Russell, CIO Imperial College London, said: “Box has helped us transform the way our staff and academic community collect, manage and collaborate on research data internally and with external collaborators.

“The security and information management features mean that researchers no longer have to worry about how their data is stored and backed up. The integration capabilities will allow further exploitation of the large amounts of data now stored in Box.”

The cloud content management firm has offered tailored solutions and partnerships to the education industry since 2015, in order to enable users to leverage Box for even more creative uses across institutions.

It also has a global network of partners in this space including Jisc, NORDUnet, Internet2, GEANT and AARNet.

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