Box CEO: ‘I’m the biggest anti-shadow IT person’

Box CEO Aaron Levie says he doesn’t like it when his 1,400 employees use technologies that the company hasn’t standardized on, a rich irony considering the collaboration software maker spent its formative years ducking and dodging CIOs on its way into corporations. It was a frank admission from a CEO whose company has perhaps become the poster-child for shadow IT, the phenomenon in which employees or business units purchase software and devices without the consent of IT.

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From a panel discussion at this week’s Technology Business Management Conference are, from left to right, moderator Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group; Concur Technologies CEO Steve Singh; Box CEO Aaron Levie and Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta.

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