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…and my favorite social/collaborative start-up, Sococo, can make use of Box.net as part of its amazing visual communications/collaboration environment. There’s Box.net  and Chatter. The list seems endless.

The Analytical Box. We’re only just starting to crack the nut on how to use metadata for business advantage, and the folks at Box.net  seem to grok the fact that data about how data are used could be an extremely valuable asset for businesses trying to improve anything from customer satisfaction to data governance and risk management. There’s a lot we don’t know about how data really get used, and by putting the data in the cloud, Box.net can use the cloud to collect every aspect of data usage, and use that data for some interesting analysis. Analytical services on top of Box.net could prove to be as valuable as the company’s original content sharing raison-d’etre.–Joshua Greenbaum