IBM-Box Alliance Seeks to Facilitate Cloud-Based Enterprise Collaboration

alliance partnership connectIBM and cloud storage firm Box have formed an alliance to combine their services and offerings in an effort to help enterprises manage data workloads and collaborate with other businesses in a cloud environment.

IBM said Wednesday it will integrate Box’s cloud-based content collaboration tool with Watson Analytics, IBM Verse business email platform and IBM Connections social collaboration offering.

The partnership seeks to help Box’s clients store data on the IBM Cloud and cover the integration of Box’s network security platforms with IBM’s tools designed for threat and anomaly detection and mobile device management.

Application developers will have access to Box’s application program interfaces on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform under the alliance.

IBM said it will also create content management tools with Box and incorporate the latter’s technology into its MobileFirst for iOS apps.

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