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Box, Dropbox and Hightail Pivot to New Business Models - NYTimes.com
AUG. 24, 2014 | NYT | By QUENTIN HARDY.

how do you avoid free? Box is trying to cater to special data storage needs, like digital versions of X-rays for health care companies and other tasks specific to different kinds of customers. Hightail is trying to do something similar for customers like law firms. And Dropbox? It is trying to make sure that its consumer-minded service stays easier to use than what the big guys provide.
digital_storage  Box  Dropbox  Hightail  business_models  cloud_computing  free 
august 2014 by jerryking
Box Inc.'s Aaron Levie Talks Enterprise Tech, Early Flops - WSJ.com
Oct. 16, 2013 | WSJ | By Shira Ovide.

Box makes software that lets workers access spreadsheets and word-processing documents remotely from home computers or phones. Competition comes from big rivals like Microsoft and other startups like Dropbox also going after software sales to businesses?
Box  start_ups  Andreessen_Horowitz  Dropbox 
october 2013 by jerryking
The next generation of entrepreneurs
November 2013| Economist-The World in 2013 | Robert Guest.

The energy entrepreneurs who will do best in 2013 will be those who are adept at reading the geology and forging deals in difficult countries. A likely candidare is Aidan Heavey of Tullow Oil, a nimble oil-exploration that has found hydrocarbons in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. Mr Heavey's firm is far smaller than the likes of ExxonMobil and Shell, but moves faster.
Square  entrepreneur  Silicon_Valley  Jack_Dorsey  mPedigree  Box  mobile_payments  Ghana  nimbleness 
january 2013 by jerryking
Aaron Levie of Box Always on Fast-Forward - Disruptions - NYTimes.com
August 26, 2012, 11:00 am2 Comments
Disruptions: At Box, a Fast-Moving Chief Immersed in the Cloud
By NICK BILTON
Box  Nick_Bilton 
august 2012 by jerryking
Start-Ups Emerge as Tech Vendors of Choice - WSJ.com
August 23, 2012 | WSJ | by BEN WORTHEN.

A new crop of business-focused tech companies such as Splunk Inc. SPLK -0.23% and Palo Alto Networks Inc. PANW +0.98% have recently made successful public-market debuts, fueled by strong revenue growth.

Old-line tech vendors have taken notice. Microsoft in July paid $1.2 billion for Yammer Inc., which makes social-networking tools for businesses. IBM, Oracle and SAP AG SAP.XE +0.60% have all spent billions for younger online software makers. And H-P executives talk about reinventing the company by expanding into three hot businesses that aren't among its main ones today.

"That is a challenge to big companies to show that we can innovate," said Sanjay Poonen, president of global solutions at SAP.
Ben_Worthen  Big_Tech  Box  CIOs  HP  large_companies  Microsoft  Oracle  start_ups 
august 2012 by jerryking

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