Box News & Analysis
| Friday Mar 7, 2014
Dropbox for Business launched in the middle of last year, rebranding its "Teams" product to appeal more to the larger enterprise customers. Since then uptake has been steady, with Dropbox claiming 4 million business users worldwide. But in an increasingly crowded marketplace how does Dropbox stand out?
| Monday Mar 3, 2014
Some cloud-based file sync and share vendors bill themselves as replacements for SharePoint. Syncplicity isn’t one of them.
The rockin’ hot EMC subsidiary has all of the good things that great start-ups are known for, plus a keen understanding of how enterprises operate and their requirements.
| Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
These are golden days for enterprise (and wanna be enterprise) IT vendors, especially for those that offer consumer-like experiences in the cloud.
You don’t have to look any further than the (now confirmed) $350 million Dropbox raised last month to prove it. That puts the file sync and share vendor’s valuation at over $10 billion. It’s a pretty hefty sum for any company, let alone one which may be giving many of its products/services away for free.
That being said, Dropbox is loved by the masses; last November it reported that it had 200 million registered users. It’s safe to assume that most of them registered as individuals versus as members of corporations.
| Friday Jan 31, 2014
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but online file sharing company Box has reportedly (secretly) filed for its IPO.
The story was “broken” by Quartz, reported on by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and all but verified by Forbes.
Read on because we have reasons to believe what they’ve written is true. Reasons that no one else seems to have written about thus far.
| Monday Jan 20, 2014
Dropbox wants to be the cloud solution enterprises turn to for online file sharing, but there’s a problem. At many companies, workers are prohibited from accessing the service. “It’s blocked,” were the two words we heard most often this morning when we asked a few dozen people to enter the site from their offices.
This is both a problem and an opportunity for Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. And if reports are correct, he has a big pile of cash to throw at it.
| Thursday Jan 16, 2014
A busy week in the document management space with the relaunch of the rebuilt iOS app from Box and the addition of a new activity stream to Google Drive,. There is also a new mobile capture platform from Kofax and more SharePoint migration expertise from Metalogix.
| Monday Dec 30, 2013
Looking back over the year in document management, one thing stands out. And that is that organizations still appear to be struggling under the weight of paper despite developments in enterprise technologies that should make managing all that information a lot easier.
In fact, the view from December 2013 is much the same as the view was in December 2012, with some subtle but notable changes. The first of those changes is the growing importance of mobile, while the second is the demand for agile products that can respond to changing market conditions quickly.
| Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Box announced today the addition of a number of new capabilities to its cloud storage platform, including enhanced admin features and a new service, Box Consulting, to help deploy and scale the Box platform. It also introduced new partnerships with Capgemini and other unnamed systems integrators.
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
It’s been a busy week in the document management space. Xerox announced it has enhanced its workflow creation capabilities in DocuShare, and Box has created a new ecosystem for legal companies. Meanwhile, AvePoint upgraded its governance Service Pack, while Alfresco and Workshare have entered a new partnership.
| Monday Oct 7, 2013
(Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund might be responsible for formulating the prescription)
Don’t tell SharePoint enthusiasts, but Microsoft has big changes coming its way.
| Monday Sep 16, 2013
Online file storage company Box announced it has fully integrated its Folders and CrocoDoc acquisitions from earlier in 2013, and has now updated its iOS app and added metadata access to stored files.
| Monday Sep 16, 2013
For such a small tool, today’s unveiling of Box Notes is causing a bit of a storm and likely will upset quite a few people across the productivity suite space. This is because Notes, which is in closed beta for the moment, offers document editing and collaboration to those storing their content on the Box enterprise platform.
| Thursday Aug 29, 2013
A virtual game of industry ping-pong is heating up between Microsoft and Box. And Box just laced a wicked forehand cross-court over to Microsoft’s side.
| Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
As we predicted, the competition for increased storage in the cloud is on. We just didn’t know it would happen this fast.
| Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
It's been a little quiet on the cloud storage front recently, we had a barrage of storage increases earlier in the year, but expect things to heat up again as Box gets the number balls rolling.