Former Microsoft exec Sinofsky joins Box as adviser

It's a busy week for former Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky when it comes to startups.

Earlier this week he joined the board of a vehicle analytics and logistics company Local Motion, and now he's signed on as an adviser with Box, the cloud storage service.

Box announced the news on Thursday, saying Sinofsky -- who spent more than 20 years at Microsoft, and at one point ran the company's SkyDrive service -- would help with future product plans.

"He's seen firsthand where the market has been, and more importantly, he understands where the industry … Read more

Why is king of enterprise cloud storage

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--It may be known to some as the Dropbox-for-the-enterprise, but could be forgiven for insisting on its own identity.

With more than 120,000 customers, including 82 percent of the Fortune 500, the company has made a name for itself as one of the leaders in the enterprise cloud storage and data management space. And though has Microsoft, and more recently, Google breathing down its neck, CEO Aaron Levie doesn't appear the least bit nervous.

That may be because the company has spent seven years building its business and solidifying a technology … Read more