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Let’s Make Your Favorite App Work-Related

The opportunity to market an application designed and built for Fortune 500s might not seem as sexy as marketing one of the many beloved consumer apps. But that’s not the case for our marketing team at Okta. Because we, like … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Crossing the Atlantic: Thoughts on our Series D Funding

Last week, Okta proudly announced a $27 million series D round of funding, which will be used for growing our company internationally. This funding marks a very strong vote of confidence from our investors for Okta and for cloud-based identity management … Continue reading

Oktane13 Identity Management Conference: Keynote with Ben Horowitz

Join hundreds of attendees including Okta customers, partners and industry experts for Oktane13 where we will examine forward-thinking cloud and hybrid IT strategies, and the increasingly critical role of identity management in the enterprise. Taking place November 3-5 in San … Continue reading

A Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes: Three Reasons Why Vendors Can’t Do Both Legacy and Cloud

Whether you call enterprise software sexy, cool or still super nerdy, there is no denying that this space is hot. There’s no shortage of headlines, industry reports and blog posts that cover the surge in business technology – many of which … Continue reading

(Mis)understanding the Pace of Change in Enterprise Software

In a recent article in AllThingsD, Okta CEO Todd McKinnon, explains why the pace of change is so often misunderstood in enterprise software — and the implications that has for CEOs setting company strategy and VCs investing in new technologies. … Continue reading

Fuel for the Okta Fire: Thoughts on our Series C Funding, Welcoming Sequoia and the Next Big Step

Earlier today, we announced the close of a $25 million round in series C financing led by Sequoia Capital. We’re very lucky to add the Sequoia team to our list of amazing investors – which already includes Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Getting Comfortable Between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’: An Important Lesson for Startup CEOs

There are CEOs who say “yes” to nearly everything, those who prioritize and say “no” — and, of course, leaders who fall somewhere in between. In a post earlier today on Fast Company, I discuss the pros and cons of … Continue reading

Glimpsing the Future of the Cloud at Dreamforce 2012 (#DF12)

Dreamforce is a landmark event every year. It’s certainly the year’s most important cloud event – and, beyond that – it’s just a scene. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, after all, will kick off the conference’s opening day. A technology conference … Continue reading

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