Box announced two new integrations with Microsoft Office 365 and removed storage limits for all customers of its Business plan.
“The competition for business customers will no longer be about how much information a solution enables them to store, but rather, what it allows them to do with that information,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “Our deep integrations into the Office 365 suite expand our commitment of building capabilities that make content stored on our platform more valuable, information more powerful, and companies of all sizes more connected.”
In June, Microsoft extended its offer of 1 TB of OneDrive storage to all versions of Office 365, including the 5-person home version that costs $9.99 per month and the personal version costing $6.99 per month.
Microsoft said the landscape for online services is quickly changing and that merely providing cloud storage is table stakes. By providing 1 TB with Office 365, Microsoft effectively supercedes the storage-only providers.
Google responded by announcing Drive for Work, a new premium offering for businesses that includes unlimited storage, individual file sizes up to 5TB, advanced audit reporting and new security controls for $10/user/month. Google Drive for Work offers 24x7 phone support and a 99.9% uptime guarantee.