Amadeus, the provider of technology solutions for the global travel industry, has deployed Box’s enterprise content management and cloud collaboration platform across its 13,000 employees worldwide.
The announcement comes a month after it was revealed French lingerie company Groupe Chantelle had deployed Box across its marketing and manufacturing teams to help modernise its business.
The deployment of Box is part of an overall enterprise mobility strategy at Amadeus that is designed to improve sharing of information for employees using smartphones and tablets. Amadeus worked with Accenture to evaluate the available technologies in the enterprise collaboration space and following a pilot Box was chosen.
“Collaboration and security continue to be critical priorities as we drive our business forward. With this in mind, we are focused on creating an environment for our employees and external teams which is increasingly better connected, while at the same time continuing to safeguard our systems and data,” said Alexandre Cabaud, vice president of global business services at Amadeus, on the decision to select Box.
“Moving to the Box platform with Accenture provides increased efficiency, security and simplicity for our employees, and helps our organisation be even more productive and effective in working with our customers and partners,” he added.
David Quantrell, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA at Box, welcomed the new partnership with Amadeus.
“Through our alliance with Accenture, Box is able to help Amadeus take advantage of this period of tremendous IT change and opportunity, by empowering their workforce with truly collaborative technologies,” he said.
“Box helps customers like Amadeus confidently integrate content sharing, collaboration and mobility into their workforce by coupling an intuitive end-user experience with robust administrative controls to securely manage information across a global organisation,” Quantrell added.
The University of Dundee has also deployed Box, and Paul Saunders, its chief technology officer (CTO) and IT director, told Computing that one of the biggest benefits of Box is the interface, which he described as very simple to use, with the intuitiveness of an iPhone.
“For being able to share internally and externally, we’ve found that Box has been very easy to use,” he said. “It says ‘welcome’ when you first turn it on and you go from there; it’s as easy as that.”