Google makes migration to G Suite easier for Box users

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Google makes it easier for Box cloud users to transfer their files to G Suite. The company does this with its own migration service, which it announced earlier this year and made available as a beta.

With G Suite Migrate it is now possible to migrate more easily from Box to Google’s service, writes Venturebeat. Migrate was already launched in March with support for just a handful of Microsoft services. These included Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive.

The service has been developed to simplify the movement of data. Moving large amounts of data generally takes a lot of time and effort, and comes up with several potential pitfalls. G Suite Migrate should make it easier to plan and track the migration process.

Migrate is still only available as part of a limited beta program. However, people who are members of G Suite can migrate from Box as of today. The service is only open to Box Enterprise subscribers and Box Notes are not yet supported.

Deep integration

Box and Google announced last December that they would deepen their integration. It then became possible to create and modify Google Docs, Sheets and Slides without users having to leave Box for this. Users can also collaborate on documents.

It is also possible to use the administrative functions of Box, and to use the security, management and compliance capabilities. With the Compose Actions function in Gmail it is possible to add files from Box to mails they send via Gmail. Users do not have to leave the Gmail app to do so.

In this way, the cooperation between the two companies benefits from each other’s offer, even though they compete with each other in a number of areas. Relatively many companies benefit from this, as they use both G Suite and Box.

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