Cisco and Box unveiled "Project Squared" on Monday. The new business collaboration app combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing.
The app, revealed at Cisco's "Collaboration Summit" in Los Angeles, is built on Cisco's "Collaboration Cloud" platform. It allows workers to stay connected and up-to-speed on projects wherever they are. It's designed to enable sharing and cloud storage without violating corporate security requirements, as Cisco's Collaboration Cloud has end-to-end content encryption.
The app will be immediately available for Apple iPhone and iPads as well as Android devices, Mac desktops, and through a browser version.
And while TelePresence is confined to being used in-house, these tools are designed to be used on the go, bringing Cisco's tools to many more users and many more locations.
This partnership puts start-up box and its tools in the spotlight—users can access content from their box folder in virtually any device, and can view that content alongside messages in the virtual "Project Squared Room" without having to download anything.