Today, at its first-ever World Tour, Box has announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo as well as the debut of a new localized product for Japanese businesses of all sizes from enterprise to small businesses.
“A revolution is taking place across the world as mobile and cloud technologies offer new opportunities for growth and efficiency for businesses of all sizes,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “Japanese business leaders are embracing a new generation of cloud services, and we’re investing aggressively in building a platform that helps them become more productive and competitive.”
The opening of the new Tokyo office is an important step for Box as they continue to expand their business globally ahead of an IPO and to keep up with competitors like Dropbox who have announce their own expansion plans in Asia Pacific. Japanese organizations already using Box include: DeNA, famima.com, JGC, Mitsubishi Estate, Sanrio Entertainment (Hello Kitty!), and Waseda University.
The file sharing and storage startup is known for their user-friendly design that is normally found in consumer tech startups, while still ensuring that CIOs and the IT departments are equipped with advanced security functionality, robust logging and controls, and compliance within regulated industries.