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What Box’s IPO means for the company and its competitors

Cloud file-sharing company Box, one of the original cloud software startups, will enjoy a great deal of press attention and a financial booster shot this week when it goes public. But the significance of the spectacle will ripple well beyond company headquarters in Los Altos, Calif.

Egnyte cofounder and chief executive Vineet Jain makes the case for "content intelligence" at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif, on Jan. 9.

Egnyte starts using data to take guesswork out of file sharing & storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Egnyte already stands apart from cloud-based file sharing services like Box and Dropbox, because it can store files on companies’ existing data center infrastructure as well as clouds. That means companies can keep working with the gear they’ve invested in. But this distinction on its own is no longer enough.