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How Three Large Enterprises Built Custom Integrations to Optimize Their Performance

Many new and emerging organizations operate solely—or at least primarily—on the cloud. It’s the new status quo that’s proving to be both efficient and secure. For older businesses that are still operating on legacy, on-prem systems, the cloud offers the promise of added flexibility, scalability, and reduced operational costs. But migrating isn’t…

From Startup to Enterprise: Identity Solutions for Your Customers

Implementing an authentication solution to grant access to corporate applications—whether for customers or employees—is a top priority for CIOs today. There's a clear need for solid, reliable technology to deliver dependable access to the information people want to work with. It's important for customers to have an enjoyable experience signing in…

Game of Thrones, House of Cards and the Enterprise User Experience

Like most offices on Monday mornings, ours tends to be abuzz with talk of Sunday night television. We have a faction of Game of Thrones fans, some Walking Dead-heads and our marketing team is anxiously awaiting the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards. And that’s only part of the reason why we enjoyed our CEO Todd McKinnon’s latest…

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Enterprise as Silicon Valley’s Star at BoxWorks

We’ve always said enterprise was cool. Now, it’s hot. (Don’t just take our word for it – take the Wall Street Journal's.) Enterprise is the “it” topic in the valley right now, and we plan on keeping it that way. Last month, our CEO Todd McKinnon spoke on the “How Enterprise Got Sexy” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, and this week he’ll…

How the Enterprise Got Sexy: Reflecting on #TCDisrupt

You’ve probably heard by now, but enterprise is the hot thing in the Valley right now. (For the record, I’ve always thought what we are doing is cool.) Still, the widespread interest was only re-affirmed yesterday during the “How Enterprise Got Sexy” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt. The panel gave me the chance to discuss mobile disruption, the…

Gartner Catalyst: Talking Trust, Identity and Cloud Strategies

We had a great few days last week down at the Gartner Catalyst event. Definitely one of the most concentrated gatherings of people to talk about the challenges enterprises are facing around identity – and Okta got a very warm reception from many identity professionals looking for a new choice beyond just the traditional legacy solutions. As…

Thoughts on Okta’s Series B Funding – Why Our Investors Participated and How We Pitched Them (Part 2)

Yesterday, I posted about how we pitched our investors for this latest round of funding on our disruption of the IT industry and why our solution is necessary for cloud to work in the enterprise. Today, I’d like to talk more about the larger market opportunity we see and our plans for the new funding. A Fundamental Shift – In Need of a Foundation…

Thoughts on Okta’s Series B Funding – Why Our Investors Participated and How We Pitched Them (Part 1)

As I’m sure you’ve seen, we announced today that we’ve closed our series B financing. Khosla and Greylock, David and Aneel all bring invaluable experience as investors and operators to our team. Needless to say, we are excited. This investment gives us the capital we need to make our current customers more successful, broaden our product and…

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