Unicef will use Box for collaboration, content management and file sharing
Unicef UK has become the latest non-profit organisation to adopt Box, and will use the cloud platform internally and externally for content management, collaboration and mobile information sharing.
The charity says Box will help it achieve its goal of helping children across 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.”
Other charities to use the platform include the International Rescue Committee, the UN Foundation and Oxfam. The company has been keen to get more as customers and in 2014 launched Box.org, an initiative that offers free and discounted licences to non-profit organisations.
Many of these organisations have offices, employees and volunteers around the world, often in areas with limited or poor quality Internet access. This makes the ability to share information via the cloud an invaluable asset for their philanthropic efforts. For example, Unicef operates in 190 countries and territories.
“Unicef UK’s move to Box underscores the increased adoption we’ve seen in Europe, as organizations and companies move towards a more mobile and collaborative workforce,” said David Quantrell, Box general manager of EMEA. “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.”
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