Deutsche Telekom and Box team up on cloud collaboration services

News Rene Millman Nov 7, 2012

Partnership will see both offering enterprise secure content sharing and collaboration in the cloud

Deutsche Telekom and Box have partnered to offer a new cloud-based collaboration service to SMBs.

The telecoms company will offer Box’s secure content sharing and collaboration platform as a trusted, validated and supported solution in Deutsche Telekom’s Business Marketplace, its application store for cloud-based enterprise software.

The Box service will allow customers to safely manage and share information from anywhere and on any device.

The deal means Deutsche Telekom customers can purchase, implement and manage their Box account through Deutsche Telekom, including simple one-stop access to customer support, billing and single-sign-on login access to all user accounts.

Phil Zamani, senior vice president of Deutsche Telekom's cloud services digital business unit, said the partnership with Box showed a “new way of partnering at Deutsche Telekom. Our aim is it to bring much more innovation from outside in and to bring the very best cloud solutions to our customers”.

Aaron Levie, co-founder and chief executive of Box said legacy technology “simply can’t keep up with the nature and pace of business today”.

“Many other consumer focused solutions also do not have the levels of security needed to protect business users,” he said. “Box was born in the cloud and built for today’s post-PC business landscape.”

Levie added that the partnership with Deutsche Telekom would mean that they could provide customers with the ability to “securely access and share information from anywhere, on any device.”

Deutsche Telekom and Box have also signed a strategic technology partnering agreement that will see both firms working together to further extend their joint solutions in areas such as security and ease-of-use for SMBs and larger enterprises.

The deal will initially target Germany with other countries coming on board at a later date.

More information on the Box and Deutsche Telekom can be found at www.telekom.de/cloud/businessmarketplace.