Cloud

Box giving HP business customers new cloud options on PCs

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HP BoxA number of Hewlett-Packard PCs are getting new cloud options through a partnership with Box today.

Box offers enterprise cloud storage and file sharing services and is partnering with enterprise hardware makers for an easy in to those companies’ customers. The offers include 10 GB of cloud storage plus the option to upgrade, with HP’s Compaq Pro 6005 and 6200 series PCs. With an HP Compaq Elite 8200, Box is offering unlimited storage for a year.

“We’re not the only ones out there that recognize how the cloud will transform the way we work,” read a company blog post. “It’s imperative that Box aligns with other leaders in the industry to enable cloud solutions for today’s knowledge worker.”

HP took a hard turn toward the enterprise market earlier this year with the purchase of Autonomy, an enterprise software company. Since then, the company has experienced a directional upheaval as it changed leadership from former CEO Leo Apotheker to current chief executive Meg Whitman, decided whether or not to keep its WebOS division and considered killing off its PC division altogether. A decision still has not been reached on WebOS, but for now HP PCs are no longer facing the chopping block.

The Box offers are only available when the PCs are purchased through HP’s “Smart Buy” program, available only to small and medium sized businesses. Customers must activate the offer within 60 days of receiving the computer. You can check out further details on the offers here.