Commentary

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...
17 Jun 2015 · by Missy Krasner
Recently, we had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Robert M. Pearl, M.D. to our headquarters for a special fireside chat with CEO Aaron Levie. Declared one of the most powerful physician-leaders in the nation by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Pearl is Executive Director and CEO of the Kaiser Permanente...
15 Jun 2015 · by Anthony Tate
How often do you get employees coming up to you and saying, “I love IT,” or even, “I REALLY love IT”? I’m willing to bet it’s not an everyday occurrence. But imagine if overnight the IT team became the greatest thing since universal wrapping paper (check it out) — the rock stars of your...
05 Jun 2015 · by Alex Pozin
One of the biggest challenges for company retention management efforts is the gap between policy and execution. A 2012 survey by Symantec revealed that 60% of companies have a data retention plan, but only 34% of those plans are fully operational. Even with the help of technology, organizing and...
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...
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 · by Josh Chernoff
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,...