IBM and Box Deliver First Set of Solutions for Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration

San Francisco, CA – BoxWorks 2015 - 30 Sep 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Box (NYSE: BOX) today introduced the first set of solutions to power next generation enterprise content management and collaboration as part of its global strategic partnership.

“Enterprise content management has long been a business critical technology, but its promise has been unfulfilled in a modern workplace that is dominated by mobile devices, cloud applications, and all new ways of working,” said Whitney Bouck, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise at Box. “The Box and IBM partnership reimagines enterprise content management and collaboration for the digital enterprise, meeting the deepest of security and control requirements while unlocking content experiences and digital business processes that were not previously possible. As you can see with today’s news, Box and IBM are committed to a rapid pace of joint innovation, and there’s much more to come.” 

IBM and Box announced four new solutions that can help enable advanced collaboration, data classification, enterprise search and enhanced analytics across content and digital business processes. These new solutions are designed to help address the needs of today's modern enterprise and include:

  • IBM Content Navigator with Box helps customers search, access and share content across both on-premise and Box environments, with a single integrated view. IBM Content Navigator is an interface and development platform that clients can use to shape the user experience of content within desktop and mobile ECM solutions.

  • IBM StoredIQ with Box helps companies make more informed business decisions by providing them with an in-depth assessment of unstructured data across Box and on-premise environments, including where it resides. With IBM StoredIQ with Box, customers will be able to search on-premise and Box-based data, classify it and migrate it to the Box Platform.

  • IBM Case Manager with Box helps seamlessly enable sharing content on the Box platform with external participants in the flow of business process, and is designed to optimize results by applying context to content and enabling flexibility across business processes.

  • IBM Datacap with Box helps businesses capture documents across multiple sources, extract key information from them, and store them to Box, which can help businesses reduce costs and increase accuracy and speed in powering workflows, regardless of device.

“Organizations in every industry have an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way they connect with customers, collaborate with partners and engage with their colleagues and employees by gaining control over their data,” said Rich Howarth, Vice President, Enterprise Content Management Products and Strategy, IBM. “Together IBM and Box are bringing the best cloud collaboration and content management solutions to bear to help our clients turn their data into a resource that they can call on to drive growth.”

The new solutions bring together two proven leaders in ECM. Forrester named both IBM and Box leaders in “The Forrester Wave™: ECM Business Content Services, Q3 ’15”1. Box received the highest score for its enterprise content management (ECM) strategy, with a 4.7 on a scale of 5 and IBM received the highest score for current offering with 4.78 with the largest market presence. 

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About Box

Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise content management and collaboration platform, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the integration of Box’s and IBM’s technologies, solutions and services, and the benefits that are expected to result to Box, IBM, their customers and other stakeholders from the partnership between Box and IBM. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", “future” or “will” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the results of the partnership between Box and IBM to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, risks associated with changes in product plans or roadmaps; product development or integration delays; market acceptance of the companies' combined products and services; and changes in the relationship between Box and IBM due to the business environment, competitive factors or other factors. Further information on these and other factors that could affect the partnership between Box and IBM or the financial results derived therefrom, can be found in the documents that Box and IBM have filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by each company. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Box and IBM as of the date hereof. Neither Box nor IBM assumes any obligation, nor do they intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date on which they were made.


[1] Forrester, Report: “The Forrester Wave: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013”, July 10, 2013

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