Box expands presence in Europe, taps French markets

In a bit to expand, the cloud computing company is looking to French customers after doubling customer growth in less than a year.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

Cloud computing firm Box has chosen France to expand its growing customer base.


On Tuesday, the company announced at a customer conference in France that the firm planned to hire additional staff in Paris.

Having secured over fifteen million customers around the world, Box now has over fifty employees in Europe. The cloud computing firm plans to double this number by the end of the year. Local businesses and leaders in Paris are next on the cards, with Schneider Electric and eSourcing Partners already signing up.

"French businesses are primed to transition from traditional legacy IT solutions to more user-friendly, flexible and scalable cloud platforms," said David Quantrell, general manager of EMEA for Box. "Increasingly, a company's ability to facilitate collaboration, while securely managing information, is critical to their competitiveness. By moving their content to the cloud with Box, IT professionals are dramatically increasing their companies' productivity without sacrificing enterprise-grade security."

Box has doubled customer growth in Europe after opening its London office in June 2012 less than a year ago. Over 18,000 third-party developers when building custom applications use the Box platform, which includes "enterprise-grade storage, security and collaboration features on a global scale." Box ended 2012 with over 300 Box OneCloud applications available across iOS and Android.

Box recently became certified under the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS), ISO 27001.

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