The Government Digital Service Chooses Box to Enable Content Sharing and Collaboration

Today we're thrilled to welcome the Government Digital Service, the digital arm of the British government, to the Box family. The GDS have chosen Box to make content sharing and collaboration available across government departments. After rigorous assessments focused on security and compliance, the Cabinet Office’s Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), Mark Fisher, has approved Box for sharing information at ‘official’ level both internally and externally.

Technology has advanced dramatically and new ways of working can mean that legacy IT solutions are not always suitable for today’s government, which often needs to manage critical content easily and securely from anywhere and on any device. The GDS is a pioneer in deploying innovative technology and as it expands its collaboration portfolio it is encouraging wider cross-government cooperation.

The GDS selected Box to:

  • Enhance flexibility for file sharing, especially around ‘official data’;
  • Improve collaboration capabilities of its mobile workforce; and
  • Provide its staff with an intuitive platform which is both secure and easy to use

At Box, we're extremely excited about transforming the way people work with information in the public sector. We strive to help customers like the GDS to confidently embrace collaboration and mobility by coupling an intuitive end-user experience with robust admin controls to securely manage critical information. Box is already available for British government departments through G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, and across the pond, we also just announced that the US Department of Justice has selected Box to enable enterprise file sharing.

To learn more about Box for Government, please visit www.box.com/industries/government.