has announced new integration
with the Google Docs Platform. Box.net users can now create, edit and collaborate using Google Docs
, while logged into their regular Box.net account.
This type of interoperability between cloud storage is very import to cloud adoption. I personally use both cloud storage environments, but for very different reasons.
I use Box.net for higher quality storage of business documents like my presentation materials, high resolution images, and other documents I'm likely to print. I can print single sheet
, bound documents
or posters using my Box.net.
Since I do a lot of my document creation at Google Docs, and store my more completed materials on Box.net it is very helpful to have access between the two services.
I can create and collaboration on document creation on Google Docs, then migrate that over to Box.net for use in various demos, presentations, and talks. Then I can also generate print materials using the Box.net API and Mimeo Connect
This type of interoperability is a perfect opportunity to use different cloud storage environments based upon your companies usage, what vendors and clients use, or just purely because of your preference.
I will be printing from Google Docs using Google Cloud Print
, and Box.net just to keep fluent in how to print on demand from both Box.net and Google Apps.