When I started my career at Microsoft, Office was in its heyday and would continue to dominate the productivity space for decades. But the world has changed—the cloud has ushered in a new generation of productivity tools, and employees have more and better applications to choose from than ever before. According to one survey, medium to large organizations now use an average of eight different cloud providers for various enterprise apps and services.
Coordinating projects is hard work. Not only does everyone need to be clear on overall goals, but people also need tasks assigned and project status kept up to date. And if you can’t handle these basics, it’s easy for projects to go off the rails. That pain—the pain of coordinating all those moving pieces—is one we’re taking on today with our new timelines feature in Dropbox Paper.
You probably know Dow Jones for its portfolio of iconic brands, like the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Factiva, and MarketWatch. Because Dow Jones has more than 100 years of history, you might think the organization’s working style would be more traditional, more set in stone. But you’d be wrong. In the lead up to Dreamforce 2018—where Dow Jones will share how Dropbox and Salesforce can help teams stay in flow—we caught up with Ramin Beheshti, Dow Jones’ chief product and technology officer. Here’s how the established, storied company stays nimble in 2018.
Set in the 1950s, the hit TV show Mad Men put a spotlight on issues of diversity and equity in the advertising industry. But even in 2018, there’s much progress to be made. “I didn’t know much about the disparities,” Jay Gould, a senior at Cleveland State University, says. “I just knew that I would put on a suit sometimes, take my résumé, and go knock on doors at advertising firms. But I got the feeling that I could never get in.” That same feeling—the disparity in representation of persons of color in the advertising, marketing, and media industries—prompted Larry Yarrell II and Lincoln Stephens to start up the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) in 2007.
Last year’s creative mash-ups at Outside Lands were so much fun, we couldn’t resist an encore. So we paired up a new posse of muralists, musicians, designers, and chocolatiers to find out what would happen if they combined their creative energy to produce some unique works of art together at the festival. Here are highlights from last week’s festival.