Schneider Electric Deploys Box to 50,000 Employees Across More Than 100
LOS ALTOS, CA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Box today
announced that Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy
management, is bringing Box's cloud content sharing and collaboration
platform to 50,000 globally distributed employees, with anticipated
increased adoption over the next three years. This is one of Box's
largest implementations to date. Schneider Electric chose Box to
address both the users' need for external collaboration and mobile
access to content, as well as IT's requirements for centralized
management and security.
Schneider Electric is a France-based company with operations in more
than 100 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.
The company offers integrated energy solutions for multiple market
segments and is focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient,
productive and green.
"Energy management and efficiency are the two initiatives that drive
our team and our business forward. When you create a more efficient
environment, everyone benefits -- you, the consumer, and your
business," said Herve Coureil, chief information officer at Schneider
Electric. "Moving to a cloud technology like Box that provides more
efficiency, security and simplicity for our employees was a natural
choice for our company."
"Schneider Electric's deployment underscores the increased adoption
we've seen in Europe, as companies of all sizes move towards a more
mobile workforce and require secure access to content across all
devices," said David Quantrell, Box general manager of EMEA. "Box
helps customers like Schneider Electric tackle issues around secure
content sharing, collaboration and mobility by coupling end-user
experience with a deep layer of admin control to securely manage
information across a global organization."
Schneider Electric's evaluation of cloud content collaboration
platforms was driven by external collaboration and mobile needs. With
the company's current systems, employees are limited to internal file
sharing and collaboration and find it challenging to share critical
content externally with customers, partners and suppliers. Employees
also lack mobile and offline access to content. Because Schneider
rts both a BYOD program and corporate devices (more
than 2,500 corporate mobile phones and tablets have been issued to
date), providing secure mobile access to company information when
users are outside of the office visiting customers, making site
visits or traveling is imperative.
Determined to support users with a single service for file sharing,
mobile access and external collaboration, while tightening up content
security, IT began evaluating cloud-based solutions. Key criteria
included a simple and intuitive UI for the end user, access to
information anywhere on any device, and enterprise-grade security.
Box met all these requirements. After one month of piloting Box with
2,200 users in the IT department across 57 countries and 2,000
business users, it is clear Box solves the company's needs and
provides IT with administration and control capabilities required to
govern and protect sensitive content.
Similar to Box's values, Schneider Electric places a strong emphasis
on creating environments that foster productivity through simple and
clean designs. Box makes it easy for more than 150,000 businesses and
15 million users around the world to share and collaborate across
devices, while also providing IT with an administrative interface for
reporting and managing business information. Other global brands
using Box include Procter & Gamble, McAfee, Netflix and Electronic
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing
platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be
shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone,
Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to
partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.
Today, more than 15 million people and 150,000 businesses worldwide
use Box. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and
backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture
Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners,
General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture
Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors
salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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