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Introduction

IBM and Box have announced a “strategic and transformational relationship” that will focus on extending the reach and range of one another’s complementary content management offerings.

Highlights

  • IBM and Box unite their market presence and technology leadership to offer enterprises a new way of working.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the details of the IBM/Box announcement and assess the validity of the proposition.
  • Offers recommendations to potential and existing enterprise customers of both Box and IBM.

Key questions answered

  • What do IBM and Box bring to the table? What do they offer each another?
  • What does this mean for the enterprise content management industry?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

IBM and Box unite to offer enterprises a new way of working

  • Box and IBM: The odd couple?
  • Organizations may have missed innovations in other content management areas

The enterprise content management market suddenly got interesting again

  • IBM and Box provide enterprises with an alternative to Office 365
  • IBM extends the enterprise credentials and expertise of Box

IBM and Box present corporate developers and ISVs with a host of new opportunities

  • Enticing corporate developers to build next-generation, content-rich line-of-business applications
  • Box and IBM will jointly develop industry-focused iOS content management solutions

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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