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Unicef UK deploys Box to improve data-sharing

UK charity is the latest non-profit to move to Box for collaboration services

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Box is set to provide its collaboration platform to Unicef UK, with a remit to improve the charity's content management and file-sharing capabilities.

Unicef, which supports children in 190 countries, wants to improve the ways it shares information both internally and externally around the world.

“Our staff work with colleagues and partners around the world on hundreds of projects,” said Ian Williamson, ICT director at Unicef UK.

“Box will provide us with a platform to help manage our content more effectively and to be more efficient and productive in our work for children.”

David Quantrell, Box senior vice president and general manager of EMEA, added: “Unicef UK’s move to Box underscores the increased adoption we’ve seen in Europe, as organisations and companies move towards a more mobile and collaborative workforce.

“Unicef UK helps to provide essential care for the vulnerable and it is crucial that its IT systems help to support employees. Box helps make sure staff can share and collaborate wherever they are and on any device in a secure way.”

Unicef UK is the latest non-profit to work with Box, and others include the International Rescue Committee, the UN Foundation and Oxfam.

These non-profits get a 50 per cent discount on Box's services via Box.org, the firm's charity-friendly initiative launched in May 2014.

The news comes only a day after Box admitted it has laid off some of its UK workforce, as it redistributes resources between its global and regional offices.

Box currently has more than 41 million users, and its used by employees in 54,000 organidations around the worldwide.

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