Commentary

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...
Cindy Taylor is the VP of Information Systems at Oxford Industries, which operates a portfolio of high-end life style brands including Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, and Oxford Golf. She's also a speaker at BoxWorks 2015! It’s an understatement to say that we’re living in a technology-driven era....
10 Aug 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
As Executive Director of Box.org, for the past fifteen months I’ve spoken with hundreds of nonprofits about digital transformation and content management. I’ve met orgs of all sizes, from small nonprofits like GrowMyFuture.org that are looking to hire their first staff member, to the World Bank...
04 Aug 2015 · by Anthony Tate
Driven by the business: mobile content management Information technology procurement has changed dramatically over the past decade. IT projects are often led by business units rather than IT departments. By working together the line of business and IT departments can ensure that chosen tools meet a...
30 Jul 2015 · by Joel de la Garza
According to a 2014 report, more than 110 million Americans had one or more passwords stolen in the previous 12 months. That’s about half the country’s entire population and amounts to about 432 million hacked accounts. When you consider that the average employee uses 28 different cloud services —...
21 Jul 2015 · by Maria Marquis
I opened my email this week, and found out I had been registered for a training session. My reaction? "At least I'll get some time to tackle my inbox" - and I'm a trainer! Let's face it, most training doesn't inspire excitement, and that's because most training stinks. At Box Education, we want to...
06 Jul 2015 · by Jaci Handa Kent
As the healthcare industry sees the rise of BYOD and the emergence of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), it is increasingly important to ensure that patient data is secure every step of the way. Last year, the IDC conducted a study of the most common types of HIPAA breaches, how they affect...
06 Jul 2015 · by Nitin Gupta
It almost goes without saying that the protections put in place by IT departments are intended to help, not hinder, businesses and the services they provide to clients. But that doesn’t make it easy for IT managers to get employees to fall in line, especially when clients are pulling them the other...