Oxfam moves worldwide staff to cloud-based Box collaboration platform

Oxfam is using Box’s cloud content sharing and collaboration platform to support employees working across more than 90 countries.

In addition to providing mobile access to content, Box will also centralise management and security for Oxfam’s 17 international affiliates.

“We have teams across the globe working on hundreds of projects,” said Grant Holton-Picard, technical infrastructure manager at Oxfam. “Box will provide us with a smooth, unified way of accessing content and a collaboration platform across the Oxfam family.”

Box says its system is used worldwide by 27 million individuals and 240,000 businesses. Oxfam joins other non-profits in using Box, such as the International Rescue Committee, the UN Foundation and the Livestrong Foundation.

“Being able to share precious information instantaneously across continents – from capital cities to the remotest locations – is vital for improving staff collaboration and organisational impact,” Holton-Picard said.

A year ago, Oxfam announced 125 redundancies in the UK as it closed some of its regional offices and centralised its business services. The charity said that technology had helped it make the cuts.

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