BoxWorks 2015 – My Thoughts


BoxWorks 2015 ran from September 28th to September 30th in San Francisco. Day 1 was for us analyst types and for CIO’s; the general conference ran on the 29th and 30th. Attendance numbers that I heard ranged from… Read More

Box Capture – Quick Review


One of the things announced this week at BoxWorks was Box Capture. Box Capture is a little iOS app that lets users upload pictures and videos from their phones and iPads directly to a specified folder in Box. So what?… Read More

#5Thoughts – Mixed Bag for the week of Sept 21


No single theme was worthy of 5 Thoughts this week, so here’s a mixed bag of stuff. 1.   Cloud Security still a concern On September 16th I spoke at an event in Calgary, hosted by Box and Skyhigh… Read More

5 Thoughts – Box Included in Forrester Wave for ECM


On August 28th The Forrester Wave™ for Enterprise Content Management (Business Content Services, Q3) was released[1]. I’ve been saying for a while that some of the EFSS vendors, Box among them, are going to be part of the… Read More

5 Thoughts – Mixed Bag for Aug 23 to Aug 29


Based on the response to my two previous “5 Thoughts” type posts, I’m taking a shot at doing this on a weekly basis. Depending on what strikes me during the week I’ll either post five thoughts on a… Read More

The Hybridization of EFSS and ECM


Consumer and enterprise file synchronization and sharing popped up because people needed a way to easily share and collaborate on business content. This gave rise to the “Dropbox problem”, which is just stupid and ignores the real problem;… Read More

Jeetu Patel Joins Box – 5 Things I Like About This


His intentional, horrible pun 🙂 aside, Jeetu Patel joining Box is a major big deal for the following reasons: Any time you can scoop a competitor’s senior executive away, you’re doing something right. Patel is a veteran in the… Read More

Enterprise File Sync & Share Should Just Go Away


Gartner released their 2nd annual Enterprise File Sync & Share Magic Quadrant (EFSS MQ) recently (2015-07-22). Coincidentally, this is my 2nd annual post taking issue with it. It’s not that I’m denying the existence of vendors that provide… Read More

Microsoft Signs GE – Good or Bad for Box?


On July 19, 2015 it was announced that Microsoft landed GE as an Office 365 customer. A little over a month ago Box for Office Online was announced. Now, the Box-MSFT thing isn’t really a partnership in the sense… Read More

#ECM Impact of the IBM / Box Partnership