Box will provide 51,000 employees at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca with access to its cloud storage and collaboration platform to enable teams from 100 countries to work together.
AstraZeneca said that it needed staff to work across the company and with external partners without risking data security.
David Smoley, chief information officer at AstraZeneca, explained that workforce collaboration and access to information on mobile devices through the cloud is an important aspect of AstraZeneca's approach to IT.
"Technology is a key driver of innovation at AstraZeneca, and collaboration and mobility are two initiatives at the forefront of our strategy," he said.
Smoley added that the use of Box's cloud service enables AstraZeneca to "confidently embrace collaboration and mobility" through a simple user interface supported by admin controls that allow staff to manage and secure sensitive information across multiple locations.
Part of the deal includes bringing AstraZeneca onto the Box customer advisory board.
David Quantrell, Box's senior vice president and general manager of EMEA, told V3 that having AstraZeneca on the advisory board "helps provide strategic direction and product feedback to enhance the future customer experience".
Quantrell also said that Box is pleased to provide AstraZeneca with its cloud services, possibly indicating that the firm wants to find other customers in the medical and science sectors.
"We're extremely excited about transforming the way people and businesses work with information in the life sciences sector," he said.
AstraZeneca joins other life sciences and pharmaceutical customers of Box, including Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Box recently announced Eurostar as its latest customer in the transport sector, providing 1,600 employees with access to cloud-based tools.
Box floated on the New York Stock Exchange last week, and the firm is likely to use the AstraZeneca deal as an indication of its potential to grow, despite its heavy losses so far.
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