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president and representative director Katsunori Furuichi
Way ahead of simple cloud storage services,Box will improve the productivity of Japanese companies
Among the myriad of cloud storage services available, "Box" is the latest cloud-based online collaboration tool, which satisfies the needs of companies of any scale, and offers advanced security and many functions useful for enterprises.
"'Box' is different from simple cloud storage services. Its most distinctive feature is the provision of workspaces to edit or modify files safely from anywhere and any device, and thus it goes far beyond file synchronization and sharing. 'Collaboration,' 'mobility' and 'platform' are the key words to 'Box,'" said Mr. Katsunori Furuichi, president and representative director of Box Japan.
Cloud file sharing always involves security issues. In this regard, "Box" not only encodes the contents to be uploaded to the cloud, but also records the entire history of what has been done by whom regarding the relevant contents. Moreover, it allows 7-level access control according to user type, allowing what files they can access or what they can do to them to be restricted. Users with the lowest level of permission can only upload files, and it is impossible for them to browse other files or know the number of updated files. It therefore can be used in the recruiting process or for bidding
Mr. Katsunori Furuichi graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Kyoto University in 1985 and obtained an MBA from London Business School. At NTT Corporation, He was engaged in system development, overseas investment, business planning and other efforts. After working for a major U.S. firm, a venture company and a management consulting company, he became president of VeriSign Japan K.K. In August 2013, He was appointed as president and representative director of Box Japan.
The local Japanese arm of "Box," a company that was established in the U.S. in 2005.
It enables online collaboration with advanced security, clearly distinguishing it from simple cloud storage services.
It boasts more than 25 million users and more than 220,000 enterprises worldwide (mainly in the U.S.).
Of the top 500 U.S. corporations ranked in the "Fortune 500," which is based on the gross revenue,
99% utilize the services of Box in one way or another.
Being founded in August 2013, Box Japan has acquired three sales partners.
Many Japanese companies are also starting to use the services.
This content is the revised version of extract
from "MARUNOUCHI THE PRESS",
which is the appendix of "Nikkei Business Associe"
from May issue in 2014. All rights are reserved.
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