Box provides a secure, easy way for businesses to manage content, share large files and collaborate online from anywhere.
Google Docs and Box.net Join Forces
Box.net recently announced that they have partnered with Google Docs in providing online cross platform storage as well as web based productivity suite. This new partnership is seen by many to compete against Microsoft’s Office 365 and Sharepoint.
What the new partnership does is it allows Box’s estimated 6 million users to work on their Google Docs from within Box. This also allows users to edit the more than 50 million stored Word and Excel files in Box.
Both companies want to make cloud based documents eclipse that of desktop documents. One advantage of the Box.net and Google Docs partnership is that it is cross platform compatible. This means that you will be able to access your documents on any device that can connect to the Internet. Microsoft’s Office 365 service however is only available in desktop PC’s and in Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
Google Docs is Google’s free web based document editor which allows people to create, edit and store documents online. It is accessible through various browsers and devices. Box.net on the other hand is an online content management and storage provider. The company offers a free 5 GB plan however also offers a premium paid service. Combining the services of both companies will definitely make it interesting to a lot of people.