Category: Box

Innovator of the Month: Lara Knight

We’re thrilled to announce our February “Innovator of the Month” – Lara Knight! Lara is the systems applications manager and Box service owner at one of the largest home builders in the US. She has transformed the way …

The GDPR deadline is three months away…are you ready?

At Box, we’re pretty big fans of security and compliance. Now, before you ask why, hear me out.

Over the last decade, companies across every industry have been undergoing a massive transition to the cloud. The world is changing how …

Box GxP: From Clinical Site Feasibility to Final Protocol

The phenomenon of digital transformation is emerging in every industry and IT organizations are developing solutions to transition their legacy systems to newer cloud technologies. Being in a highly-regulated industry, Life Sciences organizations have the challenge of developing such strategies …

Box + Palo Alto Networks: Protecting your sensitive data together

Mitigating data loss and protecting information will always be a top InfoSec and IT concern. Especially in today’s cloud first, mobile first workplace, where businesses are reliant on their extended enterprise to get work done. This environment, while making it …

Introducing Box GxP Validation: Compliance for an Agile Cloud

Organizations in the life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical device companies, are rapidly transforming. Outsourcing is increasingly commonplace, and a continuous rise in M&A and joint ventures is fueled by a desire to rationalize portfolios and speed up innovation …

Opening our new European headquarters in London’s Tech City

Today we’re delighted to announce the opening of our new European headquarters in London’s Tech City. Based in the heart of the city’s thriving tech community, we’ve moved into the top two floors of the newly built White Collar Factory …

How we improved webpack build performance by 95%

At Box, we’re modernizing our front-end architecture with frameworks such as react and redux, as well as webpack for the build process. We’ve tackled many performance issues with the new tools and libraries adopted along the way, and would like …

Innovator of the Month: Celebrating Inspirational Customers

I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of a new customer recognition award!

We have the privilege of working with thoughtful IT experts who leverage the latest technologies (including Box) every day to transform the way their company and their …

The Paradox of Tech Talent

Last year, 86% of tech hiring managers found it challenging to find and hire technical talent (Indeed), but is there really a talent shortage or are we overlooking people right in our backyards? I think the time has come for …

Just released: Forrester names Box a Leader in the Cloud EFSS Market Q4 2017

Box has been named a Leader in The  Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017! In this evaluation,  Box received the highest score  among the 11 vendors evaluated in the Strategy category, with …

Introducing Box Transform: Accelerate at the speed of business

Digital transformation is on every IT leader’s mind. Yet with the proliferation of new cloud-based technologies, business leaders today are challenged to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation. A recent executive survey by Gartner found that 66% of …

The 12 Days of Box Skills

The holiday season is here. It’s exciting, it’s hectic, and let’s be real: sometimes, it’s just too much to manage. Also hectic and hard to manage? The explosion of content in the enterprise, ingested from more platforms, applications and in …

Welcome Centrify and Cisco CloudLock to the Box Trust family!

Connecting securely to the extended enterprise has become an operational necessity for most businesses today. Distributed IT ecosystems of onsite and remote employees, customers, suppliers and partners converge in the extended enterprise architecture. At Box, we believe the core of …

Introducing Makefile.test: A Generic Makefile to Run Test Executables

At Box, we are always looking to improve our software quality and development speed. Test driven development and effective tests are important factors leading to engineering efficiency and productivity. As part of our efforts to encourage test driven development, we …

Fresh integrations from the newest Box technology partners

Box Technology Partners unlock new ways for people to collaborate on, secure, and manage their most important information. We welcomed 21 new partners last quarter who are extending the capabilities of cloud content management into their applications, bringing the Box …

How we built Differences in Box Notes

Box Notes, our built-in note taking app built for teams, aims to leverage its strength in real-time collaboration to 10x the productivity of Box users. One of the challenges with this, though, is that Notes are constantly changing. This …

Box Graph: how we built a spontaneous social network

By now it’s no secret that the amount of content that is being created and shared is increasing exponentially. To help extract value from all of that content, we introduced Box Skills, a framework that brings machine learning innovations …

Four enhancements to Box Notes

Collaborating on ideas with your coworkers should be a seamless and effortless experience, but that’s not always the case. Keeping track of different versions, redoing misplaced work, starting from scratch—these are common challenges that we’ve all faced. But it doesn’t …

Box using Azure is now available

A few weeks ago at BoxWorks 2017, Scott Guthrie, EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, joined our CEO Aaron Levie to announce some exciting news: Box using Azure will be generally available in November. The day has come!

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Box Zones is coming to Toronto!

We’re excited to announce that we are expanding the Box Zones network to Toronto, in partnership with IBM Cloud. Canadian organizations will be able to address their data privacy and data residency concerns by keeping their encrypted-at-rest content completely in …

Welcome to a new way to work(flow)

What’s that feeling of palpable excitement in the air? Today we have some exciting news: at long last, Box Relay is now generally available for purchase! Box Relay is a new kind of workflow tool that makes it simple for …

Box Virtual Summit: BoxWorks at your fingertips

At BoxWorks, we revealed the ways in which we’re making moves to bring the benefits of AI to cloud content management.

But what if you missed BoxWorks, have a lot of FOMO, and wish you could go back in time …

Gartner names Box a Visionary in new Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms

On October 6, 2017, Gartner published its first-ever Magic Quadrant (MQ) report for Content Services Platforms (CSP). Previously defined as Enterprise Content Management (ECM), the Content Services Platforms Magic Quadrant evaluated 19 different vendors on their completeness of vision …

3 ways to work even smarter in Box

Whether or not you attended BoxWorks this year, you’ve probably heard about Box Skills – a framework that brings the best machine learning innovations to your content already stored securely in Box.

But did you know that there are tools …

Join us at EDUCAUSE 2017!

Next week is the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia, which brings together college and university IT professionals and technology providers from around the world in order to enable sharing best practices and proven solutions as well as discussing emerging …

FDA approved: U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Box

Today we’re excited to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has selected our cloud content management platform to modernize its technical infrastructure and drive new ways to work in the cloud. With Box, the FDA is furthering …

Find solutions for your business with Box Platform Solutions Gallery

With Box Platform, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses bring our cloud content management capabilities to their own applications – using our APIs to build engaging digital experiences for their employees, customers, and partners. However even with more than a hundred …

Overheard on BoxWorks Day 1

If you aren’t in San Francisco with us at BoxWorks, or following the event via Box Live and Twitter, some of the things we heard are certainly worth talking about. From Aaron’s opening keynote to Dr. Jill Biden’s Box …

Box using Azure: accelerating digital transformation with Microsoft

In June, we announced that Box and Microsoft are expanding their partnership and will jointly offer Box cloud content management using Microsoft Azure services. Today, we’re thrilled to announce Box using Azure, the first offering from this partnership which delivers …

Intelligence in Box: Smarter content means smarter ways to work

More data will be created in 2017 than in the last 5,000 years combined. The digital age has brought with it a proliferation of new platforms, applications and devices that are fueling this unprecedented creation of business content. In fact, …

Making collaboration more powerful with updates to Box

Since last BoxWorks, we’ve been heavily focused on improving the Box experience, building new products and features to provide a faster, easier way to work on Box.

This started with the new Files experience, where we redesigned our user interface …

Cross the workflow finish line with Box Relay

The phrase “work smarter, not harder” truly applies when it comes to increasing operational efficiencies. And one of the quickest ways to realize these efficiencies is to automate manual processes.

To help with this business challenge, we announced our foray …

5 reflections from Boxers volunteering abroad

This past summer, a few dedicated Boxers found themselves in the middle of Costa Rica, having volunteered to participate in Box’s service learning project with Team4Tech. This year, the team was tasked with the development of curriculum around several makerspace …

Meet Box’s Grace Hopper Speakers and WIT Sponsors!

This week, Box Engineering is excited to have over 25 Boxers participate in the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. 10 of these Boxers will be conference speakers, covering a wide range of …

Where to find Higher Education peers at #BoxWorks

With hundreds of the world’s leading colleges and universities deploying Box, this year a record number of higher education community members will be attending Boxworks. There’s a packed agenda full of incredible announcements, updates, and stories from customers and partners …

Welcoming Our BoxWorks ’17 Partner Sponsors

In the digital age, every part of business and work is changing — how you collaborate, manage information, build apps and even power your business processes is all completely different today. BoxWorks is where you find out how to lead …

Content management strategy made simple at BoxWorks 2017

What’s on your mind? Would it happen to be … the future of work?  Cloud content management and strategy? Digital transformation? Gaining a competitive advantage?

Look no further, because we’ve got the scoop on all of that and more at …

Going paperless: from vision to reality

Though going paper-free is often the starting point for a company’s digital transformation, far fewer organizations have taken advantage of newer automation and routing tools that could provide real operational gains. In fact, only 22% of organizations have moved to …

The annual Box Diversity Scholarship is back!

We’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting applications for the Box Diversity Scholarship to kick-off the new school year!

At Box, we believe diversity and inclusion are critical to our success and this scholarship is one of the ways …

BoxWorks 2017 Free Expo passes are available now!

BoxWorks 2017 is less than a month away! Even if you can’t attend the full event, why not check out the highlights with our Free Expo Pass?

Join us on October 10-12 at Moscone West in San Francisco to …

Parker brings his cheerful self to work

“Bring Your _______ Self to Work” is an important pillar of our Box culture. We’re a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we’ll interview

Driving the future of work with our Apple iOS Files integration

In June, we announced that Box is integrating with the new Apple Files app to continue driving openness in the enterprise by providing an integrated and consistent experience where best-of-breed apps and services effortlessly work together. The Files app, being …

Boxer Spotlight: Colleen brings her resilient self to work

“Bring Your _______ Self to Work” is an important pillar of our Box culture. We’re a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we’ll interview

Connecting to the Google Vision API via a Proxy

Images are the second most common and fastest growing content type in Box. Last month we introduced image recognition in Box to help unlock the value of these images to your business. We’re applying machine learning to images, making it …

Welcoming the Metropolitan Police Service of London to Box

We’re thrilled to announce that the Metropolitan Police Service of London (the Met) is moving to Box. The British police service, covering the Greater London area and its 8.6 million residents, will use up to 50,000 Box seats across the …

New technology partners join us on a cloud content management journey

Every quarter, Box Technology Partners unlock new ways for people to collaborate on, secure, and manage their most important information. We welcomed 27 new partners this quarter who are extending the capabilities of cloud content management into their applications, bringing …

Inside the Developer Experience at BoxWorks ’17

Developers of the world: are you building next level enterprise solutions at your company, or creating versatile, permissioned, file systems in your current workstream? Do you work to keep your identity systems secure, or have to manage private or compliant …

Boxer Spotlight: Phoebe brings her exuberant self to work

“Bring Your _______ Self to Work” is an important pillar of our Box culture. We’re a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we’ll interview

Box admins, specialists, and cloud lovers: BoxWorks is around the corner!

OK. You’ve heard it before: “This year’s XXX conference is going to be the best yet!” “Don’t miss XXX conference!” “The top conference of the year!”

I don’t mean to add to the noise, but BoxWorks 2017 will actually be …

5 Reasons SMB Professionals Should Attend BoxWorks 2017

In just a couple months, we kick off the 7th annual BoxWorks (October 10-12 at Moscone Center in San Francisco— register now.) Over the course of the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers in similarly-sized …

You can see clearly now: intelligent image recognition in Box

Go figure: living in the information age means we’re all dealing with a lot of information. Whether we’re on-boarding new employees, brainstorming with colleagues or engaging with partners, every one of us is interacting with gigabytes of data on a …

Handling missing metrics in Wavefront

At Box, we manage several large scale Kubernetes clusters and heavily rely on real-time metrics to monitor them. In addition to metrics coming from the control plane (for example from kube-state-metrics), all applications running in Kubernetes also emit metrics. …

Transforming higher education with cloud content management

Over the past few years, Box has been committed to finding ways to bring innovative technology to higher education, and has become the cloud content management solution of choice for hundreds of leading colleges and universities.

After five years leading …

Every document a fortress: Using security classification to protect sensitive information

Part three in a four-post series about information governance.

Security is a major part of good information governance. If the rules you follow to govern your information don’t address security, you could have big problems.

We don’t have to look …

5 things you may not have known you could do with Box

Do you feel like you’re just scratching the surface of what your Box account can do for you and your team? Over the years, we’ve built lots of simple tools into Box that will make you infinitely more productive — …

Always wear sunscreen: Using information governance to prepare for defensible discovery

Part two in a four-part series on information governance.

In our first post in this series, we talked about what information governance is and took a look at document retention. Now let’s dive into something new: defensible discovery.

This considers …

Discover the magic – Box named a leader in new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms

We’re thrilled to share Gartner has named Box a leader in the new Content Collaboration Platforms Magic Quadrant (MQ) report. Gartner Magic Quadrants evaluate vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability …

Introducing Memsniff: A Robust Memcache Traffic Analyzer

At Box, our cloud service evolved from a just handful of application servers and databases into a high scale, high performance collaboration platform. Like most large-scale web companies, we depend on a distributed caching tier for frequently accessed data.

Box …

Box + Symantec: A Safer Way to Work in the Cloud

At Box, we are committed to delivering secure, centralized, cloud-native content services to our customers worldwide. Cloud Content Management (CCM) is this secure way of bringing people, information, and applications together to revolutionize how we work.

We continually invest in …

Boxer Spotlight: Christina brings her ‘teacher’ self to Box.org

“Bring Your _______ Self to Work” is an important pillar of our Box culture. We’re a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we’ll interview

Boxer Spotlight: Izzie brings her industrious self to work

“Bring Your _______ Self to Work” is an important pillar of our Box culture. We’re a pretty mixed bag of different backgrounds and values around here, so the blank is different for each Box employee. In this series, we’ll interview

How to Make the Cloud Count for CPA Firms and Accountants

According to a study by AICPA subsidiary CPA.com, 90% of Certified Public Accountants agree that the “delivery of digital business processes to clients” will become a key differentiator among accounting firms in the next five years. Digital transformation is impacting …

Data Privacy Radar: GDPR 101, What Who Why

The Data Privacy Radar is an ongoing series by our data privacy team to explore compliance and information governance issues for organizations around the world. Check out the other Data Privacy Radar posts on our global approach, our perspective

Introducing Box Elements, the easiest way to build apps with Box Platform

Over the past several years, the nature of software development has shifted from building complicated and monolithic applications to composing and connecting various services in unique ways to deliver value. A new class of services, tools, and methodologies has changed …