IT Nation proved to be a very exciting week for the Dropbox team. Not only did we receive an overwhelmingly positive response from the MSP community—and the Best New Vendor award—but the event also coincided with our announcement of the all-new Dropbox for Business.
Hey there IT Nation!
This year's IT Nation was the biggest and best yet with over 2400 attendees, tons of awesome speakers, and two incredible keynotes by Simon Sinek and Arnie Bellini. Not to mention all the fun we had at the House of Blues and Off the Grid parties... We want to give a huge thanks to everyone who was able to make the trip to Orlando and we're already looking forward for IT Nation 2014.
The enterprise content management (ECM) market has been historically dominated by expensive, complicated products that require major changes in business processes and costly IT services and support. Consequently, many resellers have been hesitant to recommend a cloud-based ECM solution to their customers because many believed they were too expensive and/or complicated. As a result, many organizations still employ archaic file folder-based processes for managing their documentation, which inevitably leads to a loss of data, productivity -- and most importantly, money.
Last week’s breakout at IT Nation 2013 was more of a self-reflection and sharing of our experience as a fast-growing company than talking about what we do as a vendor of cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. During the talk we covered five lessons that we learned during our trajectory of hyper-growth and shared them with the audience:
The first thing that happens when you get back to the office after a big show like IT Nation is that everyone wants you to fill them in on everything that happened at the event. You notice that conversation quickly shifts from “how was the booth traffic” and “how many leads did you bring back”, to “What else did I miss? Give me the inside scoop”. As I settle back into my regular work routine in Boston, I’m a bit nostalgic about IT Nation 2013. For anyone who may have missed the event or wants to reminisce with me, here is a Top Ten list of moments you may have missed from the event. Enjoy… and I’ll see you next year!
IT Nation 2013! What an event. It’s amazing to see how much IT Nation has grown over the years. It truly is one of the best conferences for our industry. The content, people and, of course, the fun times are unmatched.