Commentary

06 Apr 2016 · by Adam Ross
Financial services companies of all stripes are finding themselves in the crosshairs of digitization, and their CIOs are tackling wholesale change on myriad fronts. This new digital era is the turning point that determines the viability of many organizations. To better understand the evolving...
06 Apr 2016 · by Karthik Chandhramoulie
With the latest blockbuster superhero movie in theaters, it got me thinking about the real-life superheroes in business: IT teams. The modern enterprise is changing faster than a bespectacled reporter in a phone booth. Your IT team needs to transform to digital in a flash. You need bulletproof...
05 Apr 2016 · by Brooke Bray
The biggest risk facing organizations today? Not taking risks. The workplace is changing – and it’s changing fast, all the time. As Box CIO Paul Chapman explains in his Box Virtual Summit keynote, IT strategies that worked for decades are no longer viable; they were developed at a time when...
18 Mar 2016 · by Josh Chernoff
Succeeding in retail is hard – and it's getting harder. Consumer behavior shifts faster than ever, and there's a dizzying array of new tools and technology. To stay relevant, retailers are hustling to keep up with these changes, and this scramble places a premium on discovering new, untapped...
03 Mar 2016 · by Aaron Levie
Today we filed an Amicus Brief in support of Apple. You can read the full brief below as well as a blog from our Chief Information Security Officer.   As we've all seen by now, last week the US Government made an unprecedented request to Apple: help create software to bypass the iPhone's...
02 Mar 2016 · by Joel de la Garza
Read more from our CEO and Cofounder Aaron Levie on The Debate at the Heart of the Digital Age When the first plane hit at 8:45AM on September the 11th, 2001 I was somewhere between the 3rd and 4th floors in building 3 of the World Trade Center. A frantic 15 minutes later the second plane hit...
10 Feb 2016 · by Riju Khetarpal
In the fall of 2014, Box announced Box for Industries, an initiative to accelerate business transformation in targeted industries. Box had already seen strong adoption with organizations in the Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical, and I was impressed with Box’s investment in the space. At the...
05 Feb 2016 · by Josh Chernoff
The holidays are over, the dust is settling on post-holiday clearance, early spring arrivals are nudging marked-down scarves, winter coats, and cashmere sweater programs off the prime spots on the selling floor. The NRF Big Show, held in New York, from January 17-19, has been packed up and the...
21 Jan 2016 · by Bryan Breckenridge
In our increasingly connected world, technology has a profound ability to serve communities the world over. After Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, virtual portals were set up to hold sensitive data for disaster relief efforts, donate-by-text options supported recovery efforts ...
14 Jan 2016 · by Josh Chernoff
I joined Box in early 2015 after a long career in retail because I was excited about the opportunities we have to help retailers with many of the important challenges they face in creating long-term, profitable businesses. One of the many ways we are striving to do that is by creating an insanely...
14 Jan 2016 · by Rob Norman
Digital transformation is happening everywhere. It has to happen for businesses to compete in today’s fast-paced and perpetually fluctuating world. For any digital transformation to be successful, it has to be supported at the top by the CIO. The role of the CIO has changed radically and it...
27 Nov 2015 · by Rob Norman
People are great problem solvers. Give them an obstacle and they’ll find a way past it. If your employees are self-starters and they’re working with systems that don’t work for them, you can be sure they’ll find ways around. And who can blame them? They’ve got targets and deadlines to hit. They’ve...
16 Nov 2015 · by Josh Chernoff
Ah, November - ‘tis the season for retail holiday sales prognostications. I have worked in the retail field for the past 35 years, and am now spending my time leading Box’s Retail Industry efforts. In that time, I have seen many attempts to project how the year will end up, a topic of much interest...
05 Nov 2015 · by Rob Norman
Two themes will shape the next five to ten years for businesses: digital transformation and new work styles. Becoming a digital enterprise means embracing the new ways people want to work and putting the customer at the centre of your business. And companies and individuals alike will need to adapt...
23 Oct 2015 · by Abby Kramer
Every year as part of BoxWorks we host an exclusive gathering of Chief Information Officers and senior IT leaders called CIOWorks. This year the dominant theme was managing within the context of the nearly constant change driven by digitization. As more and more core business processes --...
28 Sep 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Today, we are incredibly excited to share that Box.org has become a supporting member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Commitments to Action, in the area of disaster relief innovation. By pledging this commitment – a defining feature of CGI – Box.org will dedicate time, volunteer resources...
14 Sep 2015 · by Rob Norman
Since announcing our newest integrations with Office 365, we've seen a huge amount of excitement about using the two together. Here are just four reasons why today's IT organizations are choosing to use Box and Office 365 together: Learn more about how to use Box and Office 365 together now.
31 Aug 2015 · by Nitin Gupta
Just before ILTA 2015, I connected with Michael Barrett, chief information officer at Dechert LLP, an AmLaw 50 international law firm with more than 900 attorneys in 27 offices around the globe, to get his perspective on the changing IT landscape in the Legal industry, synergies between retail and...
18 Aug 2015 · by Josh Chernoff
I started my career as a merchant at Macy’s Herald Square, that venerable monument to department store retailing. It was a great introduction to the core retailing concepts of knowing your customers, knowing your vendor community, and managing the minutiae of the business on a daily basis. In...
13 Aug 2015 · by Carolyn Fishman
Since announcing Box for Industries at BoxWorks 2014, we’ve seen continued momentum in the healthcare and life sciences vertical. While many healthcare organizations recognize Box’s capabilities when it comes to HIPAA-compliant file sharing, fewer are aware of the opportunities Box provides via its...