Articles by Aaron Levie

19 Mar 2015 · by Aaron Levie
Today, we're excited to announce new traction within the Federal Government and that Sonny Hashmi, previously the CIO of the GSA (General Services Administration), has joined Box to help lead our efforts in the Federal Government. As GSA's CIO, Sonny managed GSA's roughly $540M annual IT investment...
03 Mar 2015 · by Aaron Levie
Today, I'm excited to announce that Box has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on enabling secure access to data and applications on the web, mobile, and in desktop environments. Subspace has been working for two years to build world-class security technology to help individuals work from...
26 Feb 2015 · by Aaron Levie
Today, we're announcing Box's latest industry effort: Box for Financial Services. As we announced at BoxWorks last fall, Box for Industries is our initiative to deliver Box's horizontal technology in industry-specific ways, solving the unique challenges of verticals through tailored solutions,...
17 Feb 2015 · by Aaron Levie
At Box, we’re ardent supporters and drivers of openness in the enterprise. The future is about the ability to securely move data where you want, when you want, from any device or application. This has been one of our core beliefs since we founded Box in 2005, underscored by the subsequent launch of...
13 Feb 2015 · by Aaron Levie
Later today I'm speaking at the White House's Cyber Security Summit at Stanford. I'll be participating in a panel with John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Patricia Falcone, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder...
10 Feb 2015 · by Aaron Levie
Today we have some incredibly exciting news to share with our customers and the industry. Box is breaking the final barrier to cloud adoption with a new technology that enables companies to control their own encryption keys, while still leveraging Box's best-in-class content management and...
29 Jan 2015 · by Aaron Levie
For many years, Microsoft operated in a world where work was conducted solely on Microsoft-built platforms. This homogeneous approach was incredibly successful during the PC-era of the enterprise, but eventually technology capabilities evolved and customer sentiment soon followed. With the rise of...
08 Dec 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I'm excited to announce Box Trust, an initiative to help our customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud. Through Box Trust, customers will have the best access to Box's security products, visibility into our various compliance...
16 Nov 2014 · by Aaron Levie
Today, Cisco launched Project Squared, a new business collaboration and communication app designed to help teams work together more effectively across devices. Project Squared’s focus on helping people be more productive by bringing messaging, online meetings and other tools together in one space...
08 Oct 2014 · by Aaron Levie
Today I'm incredibly excited to announce that we are acquiring MedXT, a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration. MedXT (Clariso Inc.) got its start in Y Combinator and is led by two amazing founders with experience spanning the healthcare industry, Microsoft and...
16 Sep 2014 · by Aaron Levie
Today, we’re excited to announce that Box for iPhone and iPad  is available in the App Store, with support for Apple’s new iOS Document Picker framework. This is a huge milestone for openness and interoperability, and we're thrilled to support iOS 8 on day one to transform productivity and...
02 Sep 2014 · by Aaron Levie
When we first got the idea for Box back in 2004, we imagined a future where you could get to your files and data from anywhere. The world was very different back then: colorless 16MB BlackBerry phones dominated the business smartphone market, storage -- compacted into 200GB drives -- was...
14 Jul 2014 · by Aaron Levie
Throughout the first half of this year, technology giants have competed in what seems like an arms race of gigabytes. In just the past few weeks, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have significantly increased cloud storage allotments for their customers. And today, we’re happy to share that Box is...
10 Jul 2014 · by Aaron Levie
One of the most remarkable trends in the enterprise today is the shift toward a borderless, post-perimeter IT model. Just 5 or 10 years ago, an organization delivered IT by building out infrastructure, creating local and wide area networks, and delivering software that was updated every few years....
15 Jun 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I'm thrilled to announce today that Box is acquiring Streem, a Y-Combinator-backed startup focused on letting you get to all of your content in the cloud, right on your desktop. The entire team at Streem will be joining Box to help work on the future of content management and collaboration in the...
19 May 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I'm incredibly excited to share that Box is officially open for business in Japan. Following strategic investments from Itochu Technology Ventures, Macnica, and Mitsui USA and MKI last December, today we announced the launch of our localized product before an audience of nearly 500 IT leaders and...
07 May 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I’m incredibly excited to share that General Electric has chosen Box as its corporate standard for content sharing and collaboration. We’ve been working with GE leadership for nearly two years to bring Box to their organization, and we’re delighted to announce this strategic relationship. In recent...
28 Apr 2014 · by Aaron Levie
“The cloud is about breaking down walls between people and information. Not building a new set of islands in the sky.” -- John Case, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Division This was the closing remark on a recent Microsoft OneDrive blog post announcing new features titled, "Thinking...
21 Apr 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I’m extremely excited to announce that Josh Kline has joined Box to lead our efforts in media and entertainment as part of our Box Consulting group. Josh is one of the top technology innovators in Hollywood, and will play a key role in driving success for Box customers, forging partnerships, and...
18 Mar 2014 · by Aaron Levie
I'm incredibly excited to announce that Padmasree Warrior is joining Box's Board of Directors. Padma is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Cisco, overseeing technology development and corporate strategy. The Box team is thrilled to welcome her to the board, where she'll join our investors...