Friday, August 17th, 2012

Box Rides the Cloud Collaboration Wave – and Leads the Way

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We’re very excited to announce that Box has been named a Leader in Enterprise Cloud Collaboration (ECC). Forrester has seen exploding market demand for online collaboration services over the past year, as businesses grapple with the need to become more agile, responsive and mobile. Services like Box address this growing need by making it easy for businesses to shift from slow-moving, outdated technologies to more flexible, collaborative systems. To further illustrate this trend, a whopping 60%(1) of software decision-makers who use SaaS say faster delivery of new features and functions is a benefit of a cloud platform.

Check out the official Forrester Wave graph(2) below: 

According to another Forrester survey, 41% of the information workforce is already highly mobile(3), and 62% of information workers already work an hour or more per day with documents, reports or other information on the go(4). These social, mobile and cloud trends are shaping people’s expectations for better team collaboration tools. At the same time, IT leaders need to ensure the security of critical corporate information and compliance to data policies. For CIOs and IT departments of all sizes, this Wave showcases enterprise readiness criteria for Cloud Collaboration.

There is a real and growing market demand for these tools.”

We’re excited to be on the leading edge of helping businesses and employees solve these problems – just this year alone, we’ve signed on many customers who are rolling out Box enterprise-wide, reducing their over-reliance on email, file servers and private virtual networks. In a world where working outside traditional offices is the norm and most employees use their own tools and personal devices to get things done, IT leaders must equip these employees with cloud based services that keep them connected and productive wherever they are, no matter what device they’re using.

For more details on these trends, download a free copy of the report here. Give it a read and let us know what you think @BoxHQ or in the comments below.

Footnotes:

1. Source: Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2011.

2. The Forrester Wave™ is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester and Forrester Wave™ are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc. The Forrester Wave™ is a graphical representation of Forrester’s call on a market and is plotted using a detailed spreadsheet with exposed scores, weightings, and comments. Forrester does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Forrester Wave. Information is based on best available resources. Opinions reflect judgment at the time and are subject to change.

3.  See the December 9, 2009, “Harness The Power Of Workforce Personas” report.

4.  Source: Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q1 2011.