The big announcement at Box World Tour was Box Zones which provides Box with European storage via AWS. This potentially has a big impact for UK customers particularly those in the public sector who have requirements to store information within the EU. At the same time Box is now a serious player in the full ECM market. I was lucky enough to attend the Box World Tour when it came to London last week.
So, Box is planning to take over the world. At least that’s what Jeetu Patel said in an interview for CMSWire recently. In it he explained that Box isn’t after the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market it’s actually after all content. Everything. There was another interesting article not long ago by Chris Walker (@chris_p_walker) about the Hybridisation of Enterprise File Search and Sync. In it he explained his view that EFSS (Enterprise File Synchronisation and Sharing) has no right to be a standalone content management category and it should be bundled in as a feature of ECM.