Several members of the Box crew will be invading the City of Brotherly Love (aka Philadelphia) this week, including CEO Aaron Levie. This will be our first year attending the AIIM International Expo & Conference, an event devoted entirely to exploring trends in information and content management. As you might imagine, we'll be sharing our vision for Cloud Content Management, which we believe reinvents the way today's workers manage, collaborate and share content.
Aaron will address this topic on Wednesday from 2:00-2:30pm, in a presentation titled "Cloud Content Management: Why You Should Pay Attention" (Application Showcase Theater, Booth 1549). He'll explain why CCM is gaining traction in a rapidly evolving business landscape: employees are more web-savvy than ever before, with access to free online tools that help them share and collaborate beyond the firewall. With CCM, businesses now have a web-based alternative to managing, collaborating and sharing business content - one that is built for the realities of today's web-centric paradigm while addressing long standing enterprise concerns: security, visibility, productivity. And Aaron will share eight reasons why the platform employees want to be using is the one businesses should be deploying, adding an essential layer to existing ECM infrastructure.
But we want this to be a conversation, not a monologue. As newcomers to the AIIM Expo, we're looking for viewpoints and tough questions from content management experts and fellow AIIM attendees. Aaron will answer questions during his presentation, but we'd like to get a dialogue started now, on Twitter. We hope that our post on John Mancini's Digital Landfill blog, 8 things you need to know about cloud content management, will inspire some early questions, which we'll then attempt to address on Wednesday during the presentation. These questions could be around open platforms, security, cost or what CCM might mean for the role of IT.
...and win an iPad!
And because we're big fans of how mobile computing enhances collaboration, and illustrates the power of CCM in particular, we'll be giving an iPad away to the person who tweets the best question between now and Wednesday. Just be sure to include #iPadCCM, and give us your best challenge in 140 characters. We'll be announcing & tweeting the winner following Aaron's presentation, so be sure to join us at his speech or keep an eye on Twitter claim your prize!
Post by Ashley Mayer, Communications Manager