HP Partners with Box to Help Businesses Move to the Cloud

BRACKNELL, UK. December 12, 2012– HP today announced an extension of its partnership with Box to offer business customers in the UK an exclusive secured (1) content sharing and collaboration package on eligible Microsoft® Windows® 8-powered HP desktop and notebook business PCs.(2) The two companies will work closely together to deliver a specially selected offer with tailored administrative features and extensive storage with Box’s cloud collaboration platform for businesses of all sizes.

Recognising that companies are rapidly moving to the cloud HP has teamed up with Box to offer its business customers the opportunity to share and store information securely and easily with just a touch of a button. In addition to the full security and collaboration features Box offers all users, a pre-loaded Box icon is available with all eligible Windows 8 HP commercial PCs offered in the UK that includes access to tailored administration tools and 100GB of free storage.

“As the need for storing large volumes of data becomes increasingly greater amongst businesses, we are striving to ensure that our customers have the ability to share and store information in a cost effective and simple way,” said Paul Hunter, vice president, Printing and Personal Systems, HP UK & Ireland. “With the Box relationship, we are delivering on our promise to customers that we will help them be more agile and efficient with the additional value of free storage and administration tools available through the pre-installed icon onto their PCs.”

“The cloud has created a dramatic democratisation of technology for businesses of all sizes,” said David Quantrell, EMEA general manager of Box. “In today’s global economy, the ability to securely share, manage and access content in the cloud can be the ultimate source of competitive advantage. The partnership with HP will help bring scalability, productivity, and a competitive edge to more businesses across the world.”

The Box platform allows businesses to securely share and access content from anywhere and on any device. With over 14 million users around the world, including more than 140,000 businesses and individuals at 92 percent of the Fortune 500, Box is quickly transforming the face of enterprise collaboration.(3)

Details & Availability
The exclusive Box offer will be pre-installed on Microsoft® Windows® 8 -powered HP business PCs offered in the UK immediately. In addition to the Box security and collaboration features, users will receive 100GB of free storage, sync features and a lightweight admin console.

Signing up to the offer is simple, once the user has launched the preloaded Box icon on their device they will be asked to submit details before being contacted via email by Box to confirm their details.

1 For more information on security and other features see www.box.com.
2 For further information on HP eligible products please contact your preferred HP account manager.
3 Source: Box customer base.

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