Once a company focused on cloud-based file sharing, Box now offers features to support remote productivity and teamwork. CEO Aaron Levie talks about the evolution of his company and how the job continues to change.
Companies had to adapt quickly to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year’s changes are just the beginning, says Box Box CEO Aaron Levie. In the next phase, office work processes will be digitized and automated to help workers, wherever they may be, while a decade of job transformation over the next two years follows.
Since its launch as a simple cloud sharing application in 2005, Box has attracted 97,000 companies to its content collaboration suite. It has created a wider range of business functions in recent years, and last month introduced a major UI update to support remote productivity and teamwork. This move followed the launch last year of Box Shield, for security, and Box Relay for workflow automation.
After a strong financial quarter driven by demand for cloud applications, Levie spoke with Computerworld on Box’s roadmap and why the future of work will be «digital first», whether employees are in the office or at home.