Dropbox in NYC

Posted by Peter Ahn on March 18, 2014
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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

Dropbox partners with Salesforce to help customers work smarter

Posted by Ari Friedland on November 19, 2013
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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!

Posted by Sheila Vashee on November 18, 2013
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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.


Meet the all-new Dropbox for Business

Posted by Ilya Fushman on November 13, 2013
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Over the past year, we’ve seen people in 4 million businesses and 97% of the Fortune 500 use Dropbox to work better. From media conglomerates to mom-and-pop shops to household names like National Geographic and BCBG, our product has become a core part of managing organizations.

But as we got more excited about building more features for Dropbox for Business, we kept running into the same problem: just as people often work at home, they also want to have their personal files with them at the office. With only one Dropbox, users wound up putting their personal files in their Dropbox for Business. We needed to build a way to help people keep their stuff separate, but still make both sets available from everywhere.

Today, we’re excited to share the solution we’ve designed: connecting a personal Dropbox to your Dropbox for Business on all your devices. Each Dropbox will be properly labeled for personal or work, and come with its own password, contacts, settings, and files. It’ll be like having your house keys and your company’s key-card on one keychain and with you at all times.

The all-new Dropbox for Business

And what this means for business is even more exciting. In addition to single sign-on, two-step verification, sharing controls, and the admin console, the new Dropbox for Business comes with a suite of new features:

  • Sharing audit logs bring increased visibility and control over sharing and access of company data by letting admins audit the data flow itself.

  • Remote wipe allows admins to delete a Dropbox folder from computers and mobile devices, making it perfect for company departures or device losses.

  • Account transfer lets admins transfer all the files from a de-provisioned user into another team member’s Dropbox, letting teams operate without skipping a beat.

With your new Dropbox for Business account, you can know exactly what’s happening to corporate data, take action if something goes wrong, and easily continue your business when employees move on. Most importantly, you can do all of this without putting your corporate data at risk.

Starting this month, we’ll be rolling the new features out to Dropbox for Business customers. Learn more and sign up for early access!


Dropbox is coming to Dreamforce!

Posted by Joy Xuan on November 08, 2013
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Dropbox is used and loved by millions of businesses worldwide, while companies of all sizes rely on Salesforce to run their day-to-day operations. We’re pleased to make our debut at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco, taking place from November 18-21. With so many great things going on, we’ve put together a quick guide to highlight a few of the special Dropbox events you should not miss. We also wanted to let you in on a little secret — if a Dropboxer sees you wearing a Dropbox t-shirt (you’ll find one in your Dreamforce goodies bag), you’ll be in for an extra treat!


Join an exclusive conversation between Marc Benioff and Drew Houston

Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, and Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, are taking the stage together to offer their perspectives on disruptive innovation.

When: Monday, November 18, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Gateway Ballroom, Moscone South

Say hello to Dropbox at our booth in Moscone West

Millions of businesses use Dropbox to work smarter. Come by our booth to find out how Dropbox for Business gives IT admins the visibility and control they need to manage their team’s information.

When: Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21

Where: Booth W101, Cloud Expo, Moscone West

Discover how leading companies use Dropbox to simplify work

Users need simplicity and IT needs control. How do you get both? Learn how innovative CIOs and leaders at BCBG, National Geographic, Kayak and millions of businesses use Dropbox to raise productivity and maintain control in the post-PC world.

When: Breakout session on Tuesday, November 19, 1-2pm

Where: Palace Hotel, Presidio Room

Mobilize your workforce with Dropbox

Hear directly from two innovative small businesses that are finding new ways to mobilize their workforce. Learn from their tips on how they use Dropbox across their organizations to store, share, and collaborate wherever they are, from any device.

When: Breakout sessions on Wednesday, November 20, 9-9:30am and 1:30-2pm

Where: Moscone South, West Mezzanine 250-262 (9-9:30am); Moscone West, Room 3022 (1:30-2pm)

Learn about the Dropbox Platform

Find out how the Dropbox APIs help developers tap into content stored in hundreds of millions of Dropboxes. Connect with the Dropbox team at the Developer Zone!

When: Theater sessions on Monday, November 18, 4pm and Thursday, November 21, 10am; Breakout session on Tuesday, November 19th, 2:45pm; Developer Zone on Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21

Where: Developer Theater (Theater sessions); Room 2022 (Breakout session); Moscone Center West (Developer Zone)

Introducing the new Dropbox Partner Network

Posted by Adam Nelson on June 27, 2013
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Over the past several months, we’ve been blown away by the demand we’ve seen for Dropbox for Business from companies around the world. And we’re not the only ones seeing this demand — thousands of IT service providers have also inquired about Dropbox on behalf of their clients. That’s why we’re excited to launch the Dropbox Partner Network, a program that allows organizations to resell, manage, and support Dropbox for Business in a way that’s customized to their clients’ needs.


We want to create a program that our partners love, so we’ve worked closely with a few resellers to make sure we’re building an offering that fits their business and gives them the tools necessary to bring their clients an amazing Dropbox experience.  We’ve also created a Reseller Portal, where our partners can get useful training, sales, and marketing materials and manage teams on behalf of their clients. And our dedicated Partner Account Managers are here to support our resellers every step of the way.

“We’ve worked closely with the Dropbox team as they built out the reseller program and we’ve been impressed by their dedication to their partners.  Our clients all know Dropbox, and we’re excited to now have the tools to bring Dropbox for Business to them in a way that fits their business needs.”
Rajan Kapoor
Director of Technology, Cartwheel

We already have 150 Managed Service Providers, IT Consultants, and Value-Added Resellers in our reseller program who are working to bring Dropbox for Business to their clients. We’re thankful to them for their feedback and guidance as we built this program, and we’re excited to grow this with them.

Come check out our reseller site to learn more and apply to the Dropbox Partner Network today!


What’s the deal with the “consumerization of IT”?

Posted by Alex Marshall on May 31, 2013
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It always brightens our day to hear about the reasons people bring Dropbox into their workplace. Recently, digital ad agency Huge talked about moving to Dropbox for Business to help team members across the world work together more efficiently. And since many team members already relied on Dropbox in their personal lives, getting the company up and running on Dropbox for Business was a snap.

This is part of a larger trend, sometimes referred to as the “consumerization of IT,” and it’s a hot topic that generates quite a bit of discussion. Industry analysts like Forrester’s Ted Schadler have talked about how giving employees choice drives innovation. Publications like CITEworld have argued the many reasons why consumerization is not a fad. And innovative companies like Huge are increasingly thinking about how to incorporate the benefits of consumer technology into their businesses.

The way we see it, this trend is good news all around. Employees are happier using products they’ve chosen that genuinely make their jobs easier. IT gets to be a hero – and spends less time on things like implementation, training, and administration. And it’s good for businesses that directly benefit from more productivity and efficiency overall.

With the annual CITE Conference and Expo coming up next week, there’s sure to be a fresh wave of conversation around the ways in which innovation in the consumer space is transforming how companies do business. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to visit the Dropboxers at Booth #20, and listen to Ilya Fushman, business product lead, who’ll be speaking on the Social, Collaborative Enterprise track (Mon 6/3 @ 4:05pm). Come join us!


BCBG makes work fashionable with Dropbox for Business

Posted by Hilary McQuaide on May 18, 2013
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In the fast-paced world of fashion, one of the biggest challenges is staying on top of ever-changing trends. For BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP (BCBG), a premiere lifestyle collection for style visionaries, that meant giving different groups across the company one central place to store their data in a way that would be both budget-friendly and offer a great user experience.


With those criteria in mind, BCBG’s IT team evaluated many different options and landed on Dropbox for Business as the cutting-edge solution to help their team easily store, share, and collaborate on their work. Karl Ma, Senior Manager of Global Information and Security at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, explains, “Dropbox for Business is remarkably simple to use, deploy and maintain. Better yet for my IT team, we’ve received positive feedback so far from all of our customers.”

Additionally, says Ma, “A large number of our end users were storing business data on Dropbox already, and were very loyal to the service. By moving our employees to Dropbox for Business, we’ve been able to take over central management so that IT can fulfill our security needs while offering our users the solution that they were asking for. That’s a win-win for us.”

We love helping innovative companies like BCBG give their team members the tools they need in order to be more productive — and we’re pretty stoked to play a small part in helping people work in style!


Customer Spotlight: Foursquare

Posted by Sheila Vashee on February 27, 2013
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Check in on how Foursquare uses Dropbox to streamline their business and keep the team up-to-date. If you’d like to learn more, get the full case study!


Addressing a growing organization

When Foursquare launched in 2009, the small team worked in close quarters and was able to easily stay on the same page. But as the business grew, the headcount did too, and it quickly became apparent that Foursquare needed a robust, reliable solution for sharing files across locations—and oceans. Eric Friedman, Director of Sales and Revenue Operations says, “With offices in San Francisco, New York, and London, we needed a viable central file system that would allow us to easily create, organize, and manage all of our digital documents.”

Because Foursquare was such an early adopter of Dropbox, many people from the organization had individual accounts before the business product was introduced. By the time the company switched to Dropbox for Teams, it had the system down pat. “Every one of our clients and partners has a home in Dropbox,” Friedman says. “Everything that happens with them lives within the application, and it’s also where our sales reps, account managers, legal, and design teams store all of their important documents.”

A system that’s become indispensible

Dropbox also helps Foursquare streamline previously time-consuming administrative tasks. As Friedman explains, “It’s been incredibly helpful to use Dropbox during new employee onboarding. I can just add people to the team, share one folder, and they’ll have everything I reference throughout my welcome process.”

Above all else, having local, centralized access to files is what makes Dropbox for Teams most valuable to Foursquare. “With people on the road and in different offices, it’s critical for us to make sure all our important information and documents live in one place and can be easily accessed at any time. Having all of our files local on everyone’s machine and backed up regularly is invaluable.” Friedman adds, “Our rule of thumb has become: if it’s not in Dropbox, it doesn’t exist.”

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Foursquare is a location-based mobile application designed to connect people and places. The app allows people to share and save the places they visit and get personalized recommendations based on where they’ve been. The Foursquare community is more than 30 million users and one million merchants strong.



Preview documents on the web

Posted by Ziga Mahkovec and Nikrad Mahdi on February 01, 2013
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Have you ever been away from your computer and needed to quickly check out a specific work doc in your Dropbox? Or not quite sure which ‘Final preso.ppt’ you need to present?

Soon you’ll be able to head to Dropbox on the web and see previews right from your browser instead of having to wait and download entire documents. This will work for your docs, pdfs and presentations and we’re working on spreadsheets, too.


Previews will be rolling out over the coming weeks, but you can sign up for early access here: https://www.dropbox.com/previews/features.