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  • Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    When Box praised its partnership with IBM at its earnings call last week, it was holding one card close the vest. The two companies had been working on a new workflow tool, and today they announced Box Relay ahead of the BoxWorks customer conference this week in San Francisco. Workflow tools fall under the realm of Business Process Management (BPM) in the enterprise. Read More

  • As Box Matures, It Resists Becoming Your Parents’ Content Management Platform

    As Box Matures, It Resists Becoming Your Parents’ Content Management Platform

    Box, a company that started almost a decade ago as a means of getting your files online, is maturing into a more full-service content management platform, but CEO Aaron Levie says you needn’t worry about it turning into a more traditional vendor. He says richer features announced yesterday at the company’s BoxWorks customer conference have been created in the context of… Read More

  • Jared Leto Is Surprise Guest At BoxWorks, Talks Digital Transformation

    Jared Leto Is Surprise Guest At BoxWorks, Talks Digital Transformation

    Musician and actor Jared Leto stopped by BoxWorks today and talked digital transformation in the entertainment industry, and in the ultimate act of sharing, he passed around his Oscar so people could take pictures with it. Leto has been in the music and movie industry for a long time and as he pointed out, back in the day, he couldn’t communicate directly with his audience. There was… Read More

  • Box Pushes Its Office 365 Integration Into Beta

    Box Pushes Its Office 365 Integration Into Beta

    This morning at its BoxWorks event, cloud storage and file management company Box announced that its previously promised integration into Office 365 is now live in beta. The company also indicated that it is working to extend its integration into Office 365’s online tools, and, if possible, to Office for iPad. On stage at the conference, Box CEO Aaron Levie asked the audience to tweet… Read More

  • With New File Preview And Mobile Experiences, Box Highlights Recent Acquisitions

    With New File Preview And Mobile Experiences, Box Highlights Recent Acquisitions

    Box showed off new versions of its file preview feature and iOS apps at its BoxWorks conference this morning. In doing so, it was also highlighting what recent acquisitions have brought to the company. The new preview, for example, was built on HTML5 document viewing technology from Crocodoc, which Box acquired earlier this year, and it was demonstrated by Crocodoc’s Ryan Damico, who is… Read More

  • Box Will Add Metadata To Give More Context To Cloud Documents

    Box Will Add Metadata To Give More Context To Cloud Documents

    Box announced on-stage at its BoxWorks conference that it will be making the documents stored in its cloud storage system smarter, thanks to upcoming support for metadata. At first glance, this might not seem like a big deal (at least if you’re like me and find the word “metadata” to be inherently off-putting) but Chris Yeh, the company’s senior vice president of… Read More

  • Clayton Christensen: “Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them”

    Clayton Christensen: “Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them”

    If you get the opportunity to hear Clayton Christensen hold court, seize it. Speaking at BoxWorks in San Francisco today, Christensen was characteristically soft-spoken, self-deprecating and good-humored, even prompting Ron Miller to describe him as “the Steven Wright of business research” and the anti-Aaron Levie. Read More

  • As #BoxWorks 2012 Wraps Up, Here Are 10 Words With Box CEO Aaron Levie

    As #BoxWorks 2012 Wraps Up, Here Are 10 Words With Box CEO Aaron Levie

    Attending this year’s #BoxWorks conference has been extremely interesting for me, as I’ve gotten to talk to a group of people that I rarely interact with, enterprise folks. There’s a nice mix of developers here, too, which makes it feel much more comfortable for those of us not working for a gigantic company. Well, I suppose I work for a gigantic company, but you know what… Read More

  • To Infinity And Beyond: Buzz Lightyear, T-Pain, Hot Chocolate And Technology

    To Infinity And Beyond: Buzz Lightyear, T-Pain, Hot Chocolate And Technology

    I’m at the #BoxWorks conference in San Francisco this week, which is an odd place for me to be at first glance. Why odd? Because I don’t really get into or cover “enterprise” technology. It’s nothing against the vertical, I’m just usually involved with smaller startups trying to change the world for people like my Mom. Someone asked me today if I’d like… Read More