Today’s businesses are mobile, collaborative and fast-paced. And even though there's been an explosion of technologies that help us get more work done, we still need a way to connect the applications we use everyday and a common place where we can manage all of our information.
In the fall, we announced a new partnership with Google to make it easier than ever to work in the cloud by seamlessly integrating Box with Google Docs and Google Cloud Search. Building on that, we’re excited to share today that we’ll be collaborating with Google on their newly introduced Hangouts Chat! Hangouts Chat, built for teams in G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work), takes a new approach to team messaging, making it uniquely scalable to enterprise-sized organizations. We’re looking forward to working with Google to bring together the best of Box's secure content management with Google's amazing productivity apps.
Integrating with leading solutions like G Suite will allow us to deliver experiences that make it easy for organizations to get work done fast without compromising security. With Box as the central cloud content management platform, customers can protect files with built-in, robust security controls across all devices, gain independent control of encryption keys with Box KeySafe, meet data residency requirements with Box Zones, and enforce data retention and policies with Box Governance.
At Box, we're continuously focused on building a truly connected, unified experience where your data – and your work – flows seamlessly between every tool you use. We’re excited to explore the development of Hangouts Chat and continue partnering with Google. Stay tuned for more news from Box and Google!