Commentary

22 May 2015 · by Alex Pozin
For as long as humans have been using written forms of communication, we’ve been trying to conceal messages in plain sight. From the secret decoder rings in our childhood cereal boxes to the algorithms that keep our credit card information secure online, cryptography has become a fascinating part...
20 May 2015 · by Anthony Tate
Work has shifted from being static to mobile. But the specific device is no longer important: when discussing mobile, content is rightly king. Whether it's customer records, financial data, employee details or blueprints for the next ‘big idea,’ content can all be classified as intellectual...
08 May 2015 · by Alex Pozin
Every story has a beginning. But what most people don’t know about the history of computing is that we can trace computing's conceptual origins back past the Homebrew Computer Club, Turing’s Colossus and other modern feats of technology. The history of cryptography is rich with theories and...
06 May 2015 · by Annie Pearl
As content creation has exploded, so has the complexity of managing this information to meet legal, regulatory and compliance mandates. Traditional records management solutions don't make this easy — they tend to be overly complicated and disconnected from the company’s content management system....
28 Apr 2015 · by Percia Safar
We just launched an integration with Slack and to celebrate, we're releasing a new edition of Founder Calls with special guest Stewart Butterfield, Slack's CEO and co-founder. Our longest episode of Founder Calls yet, this wide-ranging conversation hosted by Aaron Levie, touches on Stewarts journey...
02 Apr 2015 · by Cody Ebberson
On October 9, 2014, Box acquired my company MedXT, a leader in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration as part of their larger Box for Industries initiative. My co-founder, Reshma Khilnani, and I were super excited to join the Box engineering organization to help integrate our...
23 Mar 2015 · by Bryan Breckenridge
Last week I was in Austin for SXSW Interactive. The event felt to me like Mardi Gras, a business tech conference, Woodstock and a World Fair all rolled together in the already-eclectic town of Austin, TX. During the week, Box.org co-sponsored a nonprofit lounge and spoke on panels while Box...
16 Mar 2015
The past five or so years have brought about a radical transformation in how consumers shop, led by rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets. This is lost on no one: every newspaper, analyst report, blogger, and TV report of the state of retail has taken note of the trend towards holistic efforts...
02 Feb 2015 · by Nitin Gupta
The legal services industry continues to see an increase in usage of mobile devices and cloud technologies to help their lawyers deliver better and more efficient legal services. Recently, we did some research to determine how different types of companies were using Box. Based on these results,...
29 Jan 2015
Back in September, you may have noticed the announcement at BoxWorks 2014 that Box would be dedicating efforts to better serve the retail industry as one of several priority verticals. I certainly did: at the time, I was a senior member of the retail partner team at Bain & Company, one of the...
27 Jan 2015 · by Grant Shirk
We checked in with Gordon Ritter, co-founder and general partner at Emergence Capital, to get the scoop on how the landscape of companies providing industry-specific cloud solutions is evolving. Register now to hear from him live at Box Dev. What has driven your interest in cloud...
15 Jan 2015 · by Zoelle Egner
With the beginning of the new year comes a new semester for most institutions of higher education. As students headed back to school, we checked in with university CIOs Eric Hawley of Utah State, Matt Riley of University of Montana and Ron Kraemer of University of Notre Dame to get their takes on...
14 Jan 2015 · by Justin Somaini
The internet has forever transformed the way we work, bringing unprecedented productivity and connectivity benefits to today’s businesses. We're now free to work on any device, in any location, and with anyone around the world. The gains from these new technologies have been massive, from life...
05 Jan 2015 · by Amanda Brophy
Last month at the Le Web conference, our Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, Jade McQueen, participated in a roundtable discussion with Columbia Records VP of Digital Production Kevin Murray and journalist Frederic Martel on "the New Cloud Powered Content Industry." Over the course of the...
18 Dec 2014 · by Missy Krasner
With new technology entrants such as mobile, social, cloud and data analytics making their ways into provider and payor IT budgets, many new operational efficiencies will be gained across the healthcare industry. The consumerization of IT is also forcing healthcare IT professionals to change their...
19 Nov 2014 · by Neda Navab
With the rise of mobile, we’ve all become more connected, social and collaborative. It’s hard to leave these habits behind when we go to work—nor should we. Research by Skyhigh Networks shows that of the cloud services accessed from the workplace, the top three categories are collaboration, file...
09 Nov 2014 · by Neda Navab
This week, we’re excited to return to Oktane for the second time. We hope to see you there! Want to catch up with us at the big event? Here are a couple easy ways to find us. Visit a session with a Box speaker. Annie Pearl, Box Director of Product Management, will kick things off tomorrow by...
05 Nov 2014 · by Neda Navab
The link between employee happiness and productivity is well-established. In fact, in a study published by the University of Warwick, researchers found empirical evidence that happiness makes people more productive. Yet employee happiness comes down to more than just having a bunch of snacks on...
14 Oct 2014 · by Alex Pozin
At Box, we work with a wide range of ecosystem partners to help provide additional best-of-breed functionality for our customers. Because it's Dreamforce week, we've taken the opportunity to highlight one particular partner, Adallom, which works with multiple cloud providers — including Salesforce...
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....