AstraZeneca deploys Box to all its 51,000 staff to boost collaboration

Multinational biopharma business AstraZeneca has chosen to deploy Box cloud-based collaboration to all its 51,000 employees

Biopharma business AstraZeneca has chosen to deploy Box, the enterprise cloud-based file-sharing service, across 100 countries to all its 51,000 staff.

The Box service is expected to support secure collaboration within AstraZeneca and with external parties, as well as to enable mobile access to information.

AstraZeneca is one of Box’s big wins. Last year the collaboration company announced US multinational conglomerate GE as its biggest customer, with 150,000 seats.

AstraZeneca CIO David Smoley said collaborative technology is part of the company’s larger strategy to be an innovative leader in the pharmaceutical space. 

“Collaboration and mobility are two initiatives at the forefront of our strategy,” he said. “Box has become the industry standard in this space and we’ve chosen it to continue our drive toward efficiency, security and simplicity for all our employees.”

AstraZeneca will be joining Box’s customer advisory board, designed to guide new technology development and improve the service for users.

Box announced that its collaboration service now has 32 million users. Companies that have recently deployed it include BG Group, Anglo American and Schneider Electric.

The company has been growing its European footprint, with companies such as Eurostar recently coming aboard. 

Eurostar CIO Antoine de Kerviler said: “Box provides us with a smooth, unified way of accessing content and a brilliant collaboration platform for our disparate workforce. Box has helped us to transform the way we access information and fundamentally change the way we work across projects.”

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