Are you a Dropbox for Business evangelist? Do you wish you could give feedback directly to the teams that build Dropbox for Business? If so, we’ve got a way for you to try out new Dropbox for Business features before they’re widely released — and give us your feedback. It’s the Dropbox early access program.
In a recent survey of Dropbox for Business customers, research firm IDC found increased productivity and efficiency among end users — leading to an annual average productivity and revenue gain of $261,200 over 5 years, for every 100 users on Dropbox for Business. Here’s why.
The cloud. For all the buzz that surrounds it, there’s still a lot of confusion around what it actually is. But we’ll let you in on a secret — there’s a very good chance you’re already using the cloud, and you don’t even know it. In fact, we’re willing to bet that you use the cloud every single day.
In 1978, renowned commercial real estate firm Avison-Young was founded in Edmonton, Canada. Today, Avison-Young has 64 offices in 55 markets — across Canada, the US, and Europe — making it one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firms. But when the firm started ramping up the pace of its expansion in 2009, each new office was furnished with a separate server for file storage and backups. It soon became clear that if the company wanted to scale quickly, it would need to find a better solution.
Dropbox shared folders are a beautiful thing. They let you invite people to collaborate, giving everyone the ability to add, edit, or view files in the same folder. And if you create the shared folder, you’re the owner — but there may come times when you no longer need to be. What do you do? Just change the owner of the shared folder. This is a great way to clean up your Dropbox if you’re no longer involved a certain project, if you change roles, or if you just want to pass the responsibility of folder ownership to someone else on your team.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Bring Your Own App (BYOA) policies have brought great things to businesses — namely, the tools that workers themselves choose to help them be productive. But as these movements have taken off, so too has the variety of devices and solutions used in any given company. And that presents new problems: Users get overloaded with numerous systems to jump between, and IT struggles to keep up with all the company data to be protected.
Meetings are a lot of work. From prep work to scheduling to keeping the agenda on track, it’s easy for even the most straightforward of meetings to become massive undertakings. But it can be just as easy to get your meetings under control. Here are three Dropbox-connected apps to help make setting up meetings, presenting, and facilitating a breeze.