In many small companies, work involves a variety of people that don’t show up on your employee directory. Freelancers, vendors, and clients might be outside your company, but they’re an important part of your everyday workflows. We’ve heard from many of you that organizing the files all these different people need—so everyone can work together—is a top priority. Today, we’re making it easier to keep everyone on the same page, with team folder enhancements that simplify collaboration for your team.
As the new year approaches, many people in the industry are wondering what’s next for cloud computing in the business world. It’s a conversation you hear in the halls at Dropbox nearly every day—and the striking thing is how many of the ideas you’ll hear are about the impact of the cloud on the way people work together. And this is exactly where I see the cloud going in 2016.
Cloud computing has been successful because it gives companies a better way to operate. It empowers us to be more flexible, and makes change easier. Over the past few years,
News Corp is home to many storied brands including The Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins Publishers, and digital real estate service realtor.com, to name just a few. What do all these businesses have in common—besides each being industry leaders? They’re all highly collaborative. For example, reporters must interact with sources, editors, photographers, and copy editors all before an article is published.
To make it easier for its 25,000-plus employees globally to work together, News Corp decided to roll out Dropbox across the organization. “It allows people to collaborate around all file types within the organization and with external partners,” says Global Chief Information Officer Dominic Shine.
As we approach the end of 2015, we’re closing out a landmark year for Dropbox. Over 400 million people around the world are now using our platform to simplify the way they work. Our users save over 1 billion files each day and have created over 2.8 billion sharing connections. And we’ve seen huge adoption within businesses, too, with over 150,000 paying business customers—50,000 of which signed up in the past 10 months.
Today we’re introducing annotations, which lets you add comments right on the spot you’re referencing. Available now to Dropbox Business teams through our early access program, annotations make it easy to provide clear, focused feedback. Just point and click anywhere inside the file preview on dropbox.com, or drag a rectangle over the area you want to reference.
Whether it’s standards widely accepted or up-and-coming, we’re dedicated to supporting our customers’ compliance needs. So we’re happy to share some exciting news: Dropbox now supports HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance for our customers. It’s an important milestone that allows businesses in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries to use Dropbox to work smarter.
Suspended user state and custom branding are now available for all Dropbox Business and Dropbox Enterprise users via the Admin Console.