IBM and Box will integrate their existing products and services and develop new solutions targeted across industries such as healthcare, financial services, law and engineering.
Some of the targets will be medical teams working on cases, individuals negotiating consumer loans by mobile phone, engineers and researchers identifying patterns in patents, reports and academic journals, among others.
IBM and Box will deliver these solutions to market internationally, and IBM will also enable builders and developers to integrate Box APIs into enterprise apps and web services. This alliance brings together Box’s cloud content collaboration platform with IBM Analytics and Social solutions, IBM Security technologies and the footprint of the IBM Cloud.
Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, said: “This alliance between Box and IBM opens up an exciting opportunity for both companies to reach new markets and deliver unified solutions and services that can redefine industries, advance secure collaboration and revolutionize enterprise mobility.”
Box will integrate IBM enterprise content management including content capture, extraction, analytics, case management and governance.
IBM and Box will bring enterprise insights using IBM Watson Analytics to content stored in Box. IBM and Box will integrate Box capabilities into IBM Verse and IBM Connections, the company’s business email solution and social collaboration platform.
Box will enable joint customers to store their content on the IBM Cloud.
The partnership will draw upon the specialized Enterprise Content Management skills of IBM Global Business Services professionals to help clients connect or integrate Box capabilities with existing data and systems.
Box will expand on security offerings with IBM security technologies for threat detection, anomaly identification, mobile device management and identity protection. Box and IBM will jointly develop content management solutions and incorporate Box technology into select IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps.
IBM will enable enterprise developers to integrate Box APIs on the IBM Bluemix developer cloud to help build content rich web and mobile apps. IBM and Box also plan to help retailers manage their omni channel experiences.