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HP Integrates Box Services With Some Business PCs

HP Integrates Box Services With Some Business PCs

Integrating a bit of cloud storage with a given product is nothing new, but HP is taking it a step further by offering some interesting deals from cloud service provider Box with some of its business desktops.

Box offers some fine cloud services, including online storage, the ability to share large files, and online collaboration capabilities. Those who buy PCs in the HP Compaq 6200 Pro, 6005 Pro, or 8200 Elite series (through the HP Smart Buy program) get access to some Box services for free.

With the HP Compaq 6200 Pro and 6005 Pro PCs, users get a free 10GB Box account for a year and then deals on upgrade options after that. The sweeter deal is for buyers of the HP Compaq 8200 Elite PCs; those folks get a year of unlimited storage and syncing for free.

No, those aren’t earth-shattering deals, but saving some money up front on a service you can potentially add to your company’s roster is nice. Box offers services that are easy to use and require little in-house administration, so it’s ideal for SMBs looking to test out some cloud options.

Additionally, this is a good promotional tool for Box, which as we’ve noted recently is a company that is developing some interesting services.
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This could be a massive boon for HP or IBM/Lenovo group as the two largest now as far as sales numbers go, I am pretty sure it could be to any computer vendor but the larger the better really with this one. The cloud services are going global in many ways now. If you remember about the service where you play games 100% through the internet and play in a cloud, music as well as file storage, work group, teleworking, storage, and on and on. The larger players set up there own cloud services then pre- install them on business and customer PC's. They then sell themselves like much of the antivirus business has done for quite some time, first install a 30 day trial upon pc activation, then have it all auto setup and notify when the 30 days run out, and walla auto sale. For business it will take a bit more but if it is managed and pre-sold as well those corporate clients pay the big bucks!

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