Dropbox News & Analysis
| Friday Mar 7, 2014
Dropbox for Business launched in the middle of last year, rebranding its "Teams" product to appeal more to the larger enterprise customers. Since then uptake has been steady, with Dropbox claiming 4 million business users worldwide. But in an increasingly crowded marketplace how does Dropbox stand out?
| Monday Mar 3, 2014
Some cloud-based file sync and share vendors bill themselves as replacements for SharePoint. Syncplicity isn’t one of them.
The rockin’ hot EMC subsidiary has all of the good things that great start-ups are known for, plus a keen understanding of how enterprises operate and their requirements.
| Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
These are golden days for enterprise (and wanna be enterprise) IT vendors, especially for those that offer consumer-like experiences in the cloud.
You don’t have to look any further than the (now confirmed) $350 million Dropbox raised last month to prove it. That puts the file sync and share vendor’s valuation at over $10 billion. It’s a pretty hefty sum for any company, let alone one which may be giving many of its products/services away for free.
That being said, Dropbox is loved by the masses; last November it reported that it had 200 million registered users. It’s safe to assume that most of them registered as individuals versus as members of corporations.
| Monday Jan 20, 2014
Dropbox wants to be the cloud solution enterprises turn to for online file sharing, but there’s a problem. At many companies, workers are prohibited from accessing the service. “It’s blocked,” were the two words we heard most often this morning when we asked a few dozen people to enter the site from their offices.
This is both a problem and an opportunity for Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. And if reports are correct, he has a big pile of cash to throw at it.
| Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
Email isn't going away, no matter how hard we try. So instead of fighting it, I've decided to simplify it. Here are five apps I've tried to tame the email beast.
| Friday Nov 22, 2013
A handful of Salesforce partners revealed their Salesforce1 apps this week at the annual Dreamforce convention in San Francisco, including Evernote, Box, LinkedIn, DocuSign and about a dozen others. But that doesn't mean they are ready to use.
| Friday Nov 15, 2013
Digital workers are constantly discovering ways to run work apps on their own mobile devices. But Dropbox is addressing the reverse problem with its latest update.
Dropbox for Business accounts can now access personal accounts so people can access their own files next to the ones they use for work. Convenient — or two worlds colliding?
| Saturday Oct 5, 2013
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp. Fall has arrived. Whether you've just returned from your morning hike or you are still laying under your covers, waiting for the sun to warm up your house, what better way to kick off your Saturday than with our weekend reads. This week we talked Dropbox and SharePoint -- who wins for best file sharing solution? We also took a look at how technology is changing media and entertainment and discussed how communities can help delight customers. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads.
| Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
A battle is being silently waged between IT personnel and business users over the way important business documents get shared at work.
| Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
It's been a little quiet on the cloud storage front recently, we had a barrage of storage increases earlier in the year, but expect things to heat up again as Box gets the number balls rolling.
| Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
Last week when Dropbox announced that they planned to kill the hard drive, some of us may have accepted this as the natural progression of things. But if you stopped to think about what the end of the hard drive would really mean for the enterprise -- you may have wondered if it’s such a good idea.
| Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
In the future, everything we interact with digitally -- files, images, games, messaging -- will be everywhere with us. No thumb drives, no email attachments, just an ubiquitous app that seamlessly syncs information across devices. At present, Dropbox is hard at work crafting this future and has rolled out the beta release of its Datastore API.
| Thursday Jun 13, 2013
Dropbox search results in Widen Media Collective's new version 6.4
Widen’s version 6.4 of its cloud-based Media Collective digital asset management software is out, and it features integration with fellow cloud occupant Dropbox.
| Thursday May 23, 2013
The rollercoaster success story of Mailbox, acquired by Dropbox after barely a month in existence, should get heavy email users excited as the iPad version of the app arrives to save their in-box.