Commuters in New York City

With August right around the corner, workers who will be required to come back into the office, just after Labor Day, are beginning to ask themselves a question, “Will I return to the office, or will I quit?”

Bloomberg News quoted a Morningstar survey of 1,000 U.S. adults indicating that 39% of employees would consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work. “The generational difference is clear,” they wrote, “Among millennials and Gen Z, that figure was closer to 49%.”

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Box CEO Aaron Levie is easy to love, unless you’re a Box shareholder, that is. The content cloud maker’s stock closed at $23.23 on its first day of trading on January 15, of 2015. Today it closed at $23.11.

In other words, if you invested your money in what was supposed to be one of the hottest cloud companies in the world, you haven’t made a cent. In fact, you’ve lost a few.

This puts those who believe in Box in a frustrating situation. They have patiently waited for the company’s stock to breakout so that, when the time…

Healthcare must become a genuine health service, not an illness service, according to Robert Stern, chairman of digital health champion Future Perfect. “It’s currently too reactive instead of preventive,” he says, explaining that the journey a patient takes is, in theory, a simple, step-by-step process. When no more care is needed, the journey ends — until the next problem arises.

The right and wrong way of thinking

SAS Institute founders Jim Goodnight and John Sall no longer want to sell their company to Broadcom. At least that is what the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. And it seems that leaked news of the potential sale, or the reaction thereof, turned the owners of the privately held firm off. That’s a $15-20 billion turnoff.

Yesterday, Joe Panettieri of ChannelE2E surmised that the sale, if it were formally announced, would trigger “culture shock for SAS employees,” characterizing Broadcom as “obsessed with shareholder returns.” SAS Institute, on the other hand, has historically prided itself on putting customers, employees and…

Forrester released its Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021 last month. While there were no huge surprises, analysts Cheryl McKinnon, Srividya Sridharan, Danielle Jessee had some interesting findings. Most notably that “platform breadth backed by vertical market depth matters in this market.”

Looking back to 2019

In 2019, McKinnon and co-authors Daniel Hong , Caleb Ewald named artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud as the new, important thresholds enterprises had to look for and vendors had to cross. Those seem to have become table stakes in 2021. …

If managers thought all would be calm now that more and more people are vaccinated, it turns out they may be wrong. Consider that employers are finding themselves in the midst of a new epidemic — the “Great Resignation.” Workers are quitting their jobs in near record numbers.

While some attribute the exodus to employees being stuck in their jobs, unable to switch employers during the Great Pandemic, psychiatrist Mark Goulston, MD argues that burnout is to blame. …

Newswires are buzzing this week about Starboard Value’s demands that Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie be removed from his job or that Box be put up for sale immediately. This according to a proxy filing and press release that the Redwood City, Calif content services provider released July 6. But the hedge fund seems to have reversed its intent in an earlier filing. More on that later, first the backstory.

While it’s somewhat unusual for a publicly traded firm to publicize its conversations with investors (maybe we can see all of them, as they occur from now on?), …

Guest post by Dan Richards

As travel continues to make its comeback, businesses need to be taking a renewed look at their duty of care policies to provide their road warriors with the adequate — and expected — level of safety and security.

U.S. business travel is returning thanks to the sharp increase in vaccinations, steep drop in coronavirus infections, and steadily easing travel restrictions. Nevertheless, post-pandemic travel trepidations linger.

HR directors, C-suite executives and employees know potential COVID-19 infection spikes can lead to border closures and renewed quarantine requirements. …

Everyone knows that June is about celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer pride. What is now a month, began as a single day in June on the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan in 1969. …

Couchbase, a provider of a NoSQL database technology for application developers, filed its IPO prospectus on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says that it intends to raise up to $100 million. Its common stock ticker symbol is “BASE”. The company will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Reuters reports that it could be worth as much as $3 billion.

About Couchbase

Couchbase provides a database for enterprise applications, which works in multiple configurations, from cloud to multi- or hybrid-cloud to on-premise environments to the edge, and can be run by the customer or managed by Couchbase…

Virginia Backaitis

Narrating the trek to the digital economy from

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