Guest Post: Why I'm Going Back to BoxWorks This Year

[box] Guest author Amanda Grainger-Munday is responsible for Timeraiser's National Communications, which includes building dynamic social media and cloud strategies. We're incredibly excited to have her at BoxWorks again this year. Follow her on Twitter @amandabella. [/box]

As someone who's seen the integration of Box, Google Apps, Salesforce and Echosign save us hundreds of staff hours and many thousands of dollars, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase just how Timeraiser’s move to the cloud has revolutionized our small team. We’ve scaled to 12 Canadian cities this year (up from 8 last year), with the same number of staff and a regular turnover in volunteer leadership positions. Last year's conference rocked my world, and at this year's BoxWorks, I'll have the opportunity to participate in a chat about the Top 5 Ways Box Moves Business Forward.

As a non-profit, it’s a given that technology choices should be affordable and lead to greater efficiency, but I've see many examples of the opposite in the sector – big custom developments and tools that slow or inhibit workflow. As you can imagine, I have much to say on the topic, but my thoughts for BoxWorks will be focused on maximizing user adoption, with some case studies on exactly how our core team has succeeded with our approach to an open cloud sharing model. While I’m on the “why I love Box” train, did I mention we were recently featured in a customer success story? Check out the video below.

As for BoxWorks 2012, I’m particularly looking forward to the Wonder Women session by Karen Appleton. I can't wait to hear about the journey of amazing females rocking the Valley and the keys to success that accompany their stories. I’ll report back with live tweets from the conference (#BoxWorks) and maybe a video summary after. See you there!

[box] Hear more from Amanda by registering for BoxWorks today.[/box]