One of Japan’s major IT companies, Fujitsu, has developed a partnership with Box, a cloud storage company. They have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to find a way to improve how Fujitsu manages its content.
As part of the strategy, Fujitsu will implement solutions offered by Box across global platforms of integrated communication.
At first, the rollout will only be offered to 160,000 Box employees who belong to internal communication platforms. The service will then be extended to company employees in the second half of this financial year.
Box will offer Fujitsu strategies to improve how its content is managed and how its information is shared while also assisting in keeping costs down for this level of storage. In return, this means that Fujitsu will welcome Box onto its MetaArc platform next year so that Box can store its content in its partner’s data centres.
Aaron Levie, who is the co-founder and CEO of Box, said that the potential for cloud storage has allowed businesses all over the world to be more “connected, collaborative and global,” and that this new partnership deal “underlines its appetite for improved ways of working in the new digital era.”
Levie stated that Box’s decision to team up with Fujitsu will “power digital transformation for customers,” leaving the company “excited at the possibilities to accelerate international growth” that will come with the deal.
This news comes on the back of last year’s acquisition of UShareSoft, a French software company, by Fujitsu. Both of these business deals allow for a collective strategy on marketing, bringing forward integrated solutions across the board, including security, network capability and palm vein authentication.
Hiroyuki Sakai is head of global marketing at Fujitsu alongside his role as corporate executive officer, and he said that the company plan is to “bring Digital Transformation to life by creating a secure, user-friendly, and simple environment where people can thrive.” He called the new partnership “a big step towards making this vision a reality.”
Sakai said that the partnership allows for “new business opportunities by harnessing cloud-computing technologies,” as many businesses look to improve their own content management and production.