|[July 09, 2014]
Box Empowers Toyota's Cross-Affiliate Workforce
LOS ALTOS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Box (News - Alert) today announced that Toyota will use Box's cloud platform to power
thousands of associates across national business units. Toyota's IT
organization - responsible for bringing innovative, cutting-edge
technology to employees - selected Box to address both employee need for
access to content across devices as well as IT requirements for security
and an open platform to support custom-built applications.
"It's important to arm employees with technology that drives
productivity and innovation across the organization," said Zack Hicks,
group vice president and chief information officer for Toyota. "Moving
to technologies, like Box, provides a way to securely share and
collaborate using any device and empowers associates to discover new
ways to move our business forward."
"Toyota is at the forefront of in-car technology that provides consumers
with new ways to access real-time services in their cars," said Aaron
Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "Similarly, they're carrying this
creative and innovative strategy over to meet their internal business
needs and are leveraging cloud and mobile technologies to transform
their IT architecture. We are incredibly excited to work with them to
power new ways of working on the Box platform."
Toyota in North America operates as independent affiliates that are
separated by different systems, business processes and slightly
different corporate cultures. Using Box makes becoming "One Toyota"
easier. It enables Toota to better collaborate among affiliates, speed
decision making, share best practices and leverage the combined strength
of its associates.
Additional Box benefits to Toyota include:
Simple and intuitive user interface enables employees to easily and
quickly adopt Box with little training from IT.
Box's open platform allows for custom-built applications and
integrations with other cloud solutions, allowing integration with
current business workflows.
Mobile and offline access to content for traveling executives.
Extensive capabilities to govern and protect sensitive content.
Box makes it easy for 240,000 businesses around the world to share and
collaborate across devices, while also providing IT with an
administrative interface for reporting and managing business
information. Other global brands using Box include GE, Procter & Gamble,
Schneider Electric (News - Alert) and Pearson.
Join us at BoxWorks 2014 to hear how businesses of all sizes, including
Toyota, are leveraging Box to transform the way people work. www.boxworks2014.com.
Box's mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive,
competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most
important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily
accessed on the web, through iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Windows Phone
applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps,
NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA (News - Alert), Box is
privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and
strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit�www.box.com.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is
committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our
Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more
than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14
manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than
40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American
dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and
trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 - and about 80
percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on
the road today.
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