Dropbox in Australia: Our new home in Oz

Announcements / Comments Off Posted by Tony Huie and Oliver Jay on April 15, 2014

Dropbox in Australia

Last week we announced some exciting new additions to our family of products. And as we grow, it’s more important than ever for us to be close to our users. From our home in San Francisco, we started by opening offices in Dublin, Austin, and New York — but until now, we hadn’t made a home in Asia Pacific. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re establishing a new office in Sydney, Australia.

In Australia, we’re focusing on expanding Dropbox for Business and making Dropbox a delightful part of people’s personal and work lives. We’re eager to be neighbors with Australian companies already using Dropbox for Business, like Atlassian, Macquarie Group, and Mirvac. We also can’t wait to be a part of Sydney’s vibrant culture and booming tech scene.

We’ll be starting with a small team in Sydney, and would love to have you join us. We’re hiring in user ops, sales, and many other roles. Check out Dropbox in Sydney to learn more!

Cross-posted from The Dropbox Blog

Get a closer look at Project Harmony [Video]

Collaboration, Dropbox for Business / 3 Comments Posted by Matt Holden on April 11, 2014

A couple days ago, we told you about Project Harmony, which will let you collaborate with team members right inside the apps you use today. We’re starting with Microsoft Office, with more to follow. Here it is in action:

We’re hoping to get this in your hands later this year, and we’ll keep you updated here.

(Update) If you’d like to watch the entire April 9 event, you can check it out here.

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The all-new Dropbox for Business is here

Announcements, Dropbox for Business / 166 Comments Posted by Ilya Fushman on April 09, 2014

We’re happy to announce that starting today, the all-new Dropbox for Business is available to everyone. We’ve rebuilt the product to give users one Dropbox for personal stuff and another for work stuff. Users can easily access both Dropboxes from any of their devices.

We did this to give admins more visibility and control over their company’s data. Remote wipe helps protect confidential information, account transfer helps you maintain business continuity, and sharing audit logs let you track how your Dropbox for Business information is being accessed.

It’s a really exciting time to build Dropbox for Business and bring it to companies of all sizes. And they’re excited, too:

As these companies have learned, collaboration with Dropbox is as easy as putting something in a folder. And we’re exploring new ways to make working together great. One new initiative we hope to make available later this year, Project Harmony, will let you see who’s editing a file, have a conversation with other editors, and keep copies in sync — all right inside the apps you already use. Check back here on Friday for a closer look. In the meantime, here’s a peek:

Project Harmony

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Spiceworks: On the Air with Dropbox for Business [Video]

Dropbox for Business / No Comments Posted by Jenna Weiner on April 07, 2014

The way we work is changing, and fast. As it does, companies are thinking about the best ways to help their employees be more productive — whether they’re working at the office, at home, or somewhere in between. That means accessing work files anytime and anywhere, so online file sync and share solutions quickly becoming a key part of companies’ tech offerings.

If you’re looking into file sync and share solutions or wondering how they could work in your business, check out the video below of a recent panel with Dropbox for Business and Spiceworks. The panel — which includes our own Head of Enterprise Solutions, Alex Marshall — discusses common use cases for file sync and share, the pros and cons of these kinds of solutions, and how online file sharing can help your business be more productive.

Don’t have time to watch the full video? Scroll down to read some highlights!

 

Panel Excerpts

Peter Tsai, IT Content Guru for Spiceworks: What are the solutions that you use now in terms of file sync and collaboration? How has that made your life easier or harder, perhaps? Let’s start with Seth.

Seth Morgan, IT Manager for Empact IT: With file syncing, Microsoft made some great steps forward with Exchange and the de-duping of the file attachments. But still, email was a horrible way to manage sharing large amounts of files, not just large files. In the IT field, it’s always a struggle when the user’s like, “I haven’t gotten any email in two hours.” Well no, because you’re downloading a 150 MB file from a user. Why I was required to open that up to allow that kind of attachment is still blowing my mind.

So you try to keep that smaller, you know, you try to keep it down to a 20-25 MG limit on attachments and then you introduce solutions like Dropbox or other file-sharing — either web-based or internally hosted file-sharing utilities — and we push up pretty heavily to avoid overloading other communication systems. File sharing and communication really should be separate. Collaboration ties in in the middle, but yeah, you really need to separate those technologies.

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New Droptalk: Why usability matters when evaluating technology

Dropbox for Business, Productivity / No Comments Posted by Olivia Borsje on March 31, 2014

When it comes to keeping your business ahead of the pack, the office is now anywhere with an Internet connection. Today’s workers check their phones while waiting for the train to arrive. They tweak tomorrow’s presentation on desktop computers after dinner. They take conference calls on headphones while sipping lattes at the local cafe.

These new ways of working have become so natural, we don’t even think about it — and we have the mobile revolution to thank for that. The explosion of productivity and collaboration apps have freed us to work whenever and wherever we like.

But it’s not just mobile workers who are driving this transition — IT departments are thinking about how mobility can benefit their companies too. And this is just one of the many hot-button topics businesses are debating, which is why we’re excited to announce a new series of discussions about the role of technology in your company. These live webinars — ‘Droptalks’ — will bring together IT industry leaders to discuss some of the trends, best practices, and key questions being asked in business tech today.

Karl Ma | Terri McClure

We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural Droptalk this Wednesday, on the role of usability in evaluating business technology. We’ll have two prominent information security experts — Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), and Karl Ma, Senior Manager of Information Security and Compliance at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP — discussing how usability in business technology can be the “secret ingredient” that helps companies operate more productively and efficiently, tips for evaluating solutions in a BYOD world, and much more.

Our Droptalk series kicks off this Wednesday, April 2, at 11am PT. To join us, register now!

Dropbox in NYC

Uncategorized / No Comments Posted by Peter Ahn on March 18, 2014

Good morning, NYC! As of this week, we’re officially joining you as a resident of the Big Apple.

Just like our other offices in Dublin and Austin, we’re trying to make ourselves more accessible to the over 4 million businesses using Dropbox. And with our new digs in New York, we’re excited to be next door to companies already using Dropbox for Business like National Geographic, Macmillan Publishers, and Refinery29.

But we’re looking for more folks to join us. New York’s overflowing with talent, and we’d love to apply it toward simplifying the way the world lives and works. Interested? Check out our NYC jobs page for opportunities to join the team!

Cross-posted from The Dropbox Blog

Thanks for a wow kind of year

Dropbox for Business / No Comments Posted by Ilya Fushman on December 31, 2013

We started 2013 with ambitious plans and are proud of how far Dropbox for Business has come in these twelve months. And we’ve been lucky to do it all with some of the most forward-thinking partners in tech, retail, media, and more. So before we embark on an even bigger 2014, we want to thank the companies and people who’ve helped us make Dropbox for Business so big in 2013.

Thank You!

We love helping our customers run faster and smarter, and hearing their feedback helps us build a better Dropbox. Fashion house BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP streamlined their design review process with Dropbox, leaving behind a clunky combination of paper reams, monstrous email attachments, and FTP servers. National Geographic’s photographers use Dropbox to store photos and videos captured everywhere from the snowy peaks of Alaska to the heart of the jungle, and share them with production crews and editorial staff. And we hear more stories every day — from customers like Kayak, Sur La Table, Rockstar Energy Drink, and Foursquare — about how Dropbox for Business is transforming the way they work.

We live to simplify things, especially when it comes to getting people up and running, so we’d also like to extend thanks to the identity provider partners who make single sign-on (SSO) so easy to integrate with Dropbox for Business. Ping Identity, OneLogin, Okta, Centrify, Symplified, Auth0 & Salesforce have helped make deploying and accessing Dropbox for Business a breeze.

We launched the Dropbox Partner Network earlier this year because of the success we’ve had with companies like Cartwheel and Contango IT, who work behind the scenes to bring Dropbox for Business to more and more businesses every day.

We also want to thank our vibrant developer community for building great experiences on top of Dropbox and coming out in full force for DBX, our first developer conference. They’re helping businesses be even more productive with over 100,000 active apps connected to Dropbox.

A few partnerships helped us close out 2013 in style: Dell, Samsung, and Salesforce. We’re working with Dell to bring Dropbox to more businesses and keep employees’ work at their fingertips. The combination of Samsung Knox and Dropbox helps IT teams give users the access to work and personal stuff they clamor for. And as a launch partner for Salesforce1, our users can access Dropbox inside Salesforce, bringing the two services closer together.

But we couldn’t have done any of this without our own engineering, product, design, and sales teams. They’ve supercharged Dropbox for Business with new features that give admins more visibility and control, help teams instantly share across their organizations, provide auditing and provisioning tools, let users access both personal and work Dropboxes on any device, keep accounts payable happy with monthly billing, and more. So it’s no wonder that 200 million people, 4 million businesses, and 97% of the Fortune 500 are getting things done with Dropbox.

With lots more in the works for Dropbox for Business for next year, we’re pumped for what’s ahead. So to all the partners and customers who’ve made it such a great ride, thank you, happy new year, and get ready for a whole lot more in 2014!

Dropbox and Dell partner to empower businesses worldwide

Announcements, Dropbox for Business / 5 Comments Posted by Kevin Chung on December 12, 2013

Customers often tell us that they get more out of Dropbox because it integrates with the devices, apps, and services businesses rely on to get things done. But we’re always looking for ways to raise the bar — and today, we’re excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Dell.

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This partnership will give businesses several ways for employees to work better together. For starters, Dell will offer Dropbox for Business to its customers as a solution to help employees access company information from wherever they are, and let IT maintain control over corporate data. In addition, Dropbox will soon be pre-installed on several key Dell devices, so employees can always have their work at their fingertips. The partnership will also bring Dropbox for Business integration into Dell Data Protection | Cloud, part of the Dell Data Protection solutions portfolio.

This is just the start, and over the coming months you can expect continued developments for both businesses and individuals. Brett Hansen, Dell’s executive director of end user computing software, says, “Dropbox is one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies, and the most popular solution of its kind. Together, Dropbox and Dell can help organizations embrace the consumerization of IT in the corporate environment while protecting company data.”

If you’re in Austin for the annual Dell World conference, come say hi! You can visit us at booth 402P or stop by the afternoon keynote (4:30pm today in Exhibit Hall 2 & 3, Level 1) to learn more about Dropbox for Business and our partnership with Dell.

 

Dropbox partners with Salesforce to help customers work smarter

Uncategorized / 2 Comments Posted by Ari Friedland on November 19, 2013

It’s been an exciting year on the Dropbox for Business front. Dropbox has grown from being used in 2 million businesses in 2012 to over 4 million businesses today, including innovative companies like BCBG. We’ve also been making big changes to the product, like giving you the ability to connect a personal Dropbox to your business Dropbox on all your devices, and adding a whole slew of new features for IT. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Salesforce to bring great technology to the enterprise and help users connect with customers in a whole new way.

Dropbox plus Salesforce

As a launch partner for Salesforce1—Salesforce’s new mobile-first platform built to connect sales, service and marketing apps to the enterprise—Dropbox is helping Salesforce users work smarter with customers, colleagues, partners, products and devices. This means that Salesforce users will soon be able to access their Dropbox files from within the Salesforce1 mobile app and have all their client presentations, invoices, contracts, and meeting notes on the go. Salesforce users will also be able to attach Dropbox files to things like their Chatter feed too as another way to share and collaborate with colleagues.

We’re excited to continue building great experiences for the businesses that run on Dropbox, and we’ve got lots more in store. In the meantime, check out Marc Benioff and Drew Houston onstage at Dreamforce chatting about innovation, growth, and building a lasting company.

Watch the video from last week’s announcement!

Uncategorized / No Comments Posted by Sheila Vashee on November 18, 2013

We were really excited to introduce the world to the all-new Dropbox for Business last week…and the response has been incredible. Now, you can watch Drew and Ilya’s talk from the comfort of your own screen.

Enjoy!