Box Offers User-Friendly File-Sharing, But Faces Big Competition

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing

Previously the company had been using mostly email for that task, but the email network bogged down when people sent files larger than 10 megabytes, and the collaboration process was cumbersome.

"Box gives you a great environment for large files you need to collaborate on, or to distribute them externally," says Sean Andersen, Six Flags' director of interactive services.

He says Box's user-friendly interface has helped spur its adoption.

"We keep Box organic. We don't force it on people. Our end users find it and come up with ways to use it, sometimes in ways that surprise me and our CIO," he says.

Andersen says Box works well on desktop computers via the Web interface and on iOS devices via its mobile app. He also likes the IT administrative features such as single sign-on and enterprise directory integration.

However, he also says he would like Box to add more integration hooks to on-premise storage systems, and to develop native, complementary applications for tasks like note-taking, task management, presentation sharing and PDF editing.

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