Not everyone enjoys working from their browser. For a lot of people, the desktop is their preferred place to work and where they feel most comfortable. That’s why network shares are a thing and why Box Sync was originally created. But as technology changes and work gets more complex, shares and syncs can’t always keep up, leading to some big challenges.
The cloud doesn’t fit on your hard drive
While it’s super convenient to sync files to your desktop, the amount of syncing you can actually do is limited by your hard drive space. So while you’d like to access ALL your files (especially your team files), more often than not, you end up syncing only a subset of your files, which limits the amount of work you can actually do straight from your desktop.
Storing work on your desktop is risky business
IT teams have been pulling their hair out for years, because they haven’t had proper visibility or control over how files are being accessed, shared, and managed. Plus, if your computer was ever lost or stolen, there wasn’t much you could do about the work files that went along with it.
Network file shares were great
20 years ago. Teams are clamoring for greater mobility, easier collaboration, and better compliance – and network shares just can’t keep up. Not to mention the constant maintenance, unpredictable growth, storage sprawl, and never-ending costs that come with them.
Introducing Box Drive, a new way to connect your desktop and the cloud into one secure, seamless experience. Box Drive is the only unlimited cloud drive built for the enterprise, giving you infinite access to all of your files in Box, by streaming them directly to your desktop. That way, you have access to ALL of your content – even tens of millions of files – right at your fingertips, without putting the hurt on your hard drive.
Seamlessly create and edit files – Whether you’re creating a new document or editing a PDF, any changes will automatically save to Box. You can also lock shared files so others can’t overwrite your edits.
Never run out of hard drive space – With all your cloud content accessible from your desktop, it’s fast and easy to work with any file in seconds, without using much hard drive space.
Quickly find what you need – The search bar is a fast, convenient way to locate a file or folder without having to browse through all your content in Box.
Easily share your workspace – Right click any file or folder to share instantly or open on box.com to turn folders into collaborative workspaces by inviting your team to edit and upload files.
Box Drive is great for business teams and IT teams alike, because it lets everyone work how they want in a way that’s familiar, while keeping information secure. That’s the power of cloud content management from Box. How can Box Drive help your business?
- It easily gets everyone in the cloud – Box Drive is easy for teams to learn, and simple for them to use, because it’s grounded in what they already know: the desktop. Plus, Box Drive supports Mac, Windows, and VDI environments, so everyone gets the same (great) experience!
- Take advantage of all the powerful security innovations in the cloud – With Box Drive, you have the same enterprise-grade security and compliance capabilities you do with Box, just on the desktop: HIPAA, FINRA, and FedRAMP compliance, Binding Corporate Rules, data retention policies, and more. And because files are no longer stored on users’ hard drives by default, lost or stolen devices have a much lower risk of data loss.
- Save millions replacing your network file shares – Working with files in Box Drive is just like working with files in a network share, offering the same ease and simplicity without all the high costs and hang-ups. In fact, Box projects that customers across industries such as real estate, healthcare and financial services have the potential to realize cost savings of $1.3M to as high as $6 million or more over three years when retiring legacy infrastructure with Box.