Latest Podcast – Should Microsoft buy Box?

By 26th August 2021 September 22nd, 2021 No Comments

Box is a cloud-hosted file storage service that supports file sharing and collaboration through a robust set of synced editing, commenting, and task assignment functions, along with delegated file and folder security. Trusted by the world’s leading organizations, Box focuses on secure collaboration with anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Box recently received a $500 million investment from private equity firm KKR. Some industry experts are optimistic about the deal, seeing it as a way for the company to regain control by giving it some cash to make some moves. But Box’s stock price plummeted after the news.

In this podcast, tech experts Chris Pyle (President, MessageOps) and Sharon Sumner (Microsoft MVP) discuss whether Microsoft should buy Box in the context of its continued investment in Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. They elaborate on whether or not Box could bring any additional value to Microsoft’s enterprise cloud offering, and whether an acquisition by Microsoft is realistic or merely speculative.

Listen to the full podcast here:

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