Marketing teams are often tethered to tight deadlines to deliver inspirational content and successful campaigns—so every minute of the workday counts. And when some of that work is completed by agencies and freelancers who charge by the hour, finding ways to help your team spend less time coordinating and more time creating becomes even more crucial.
Today we’re excited to take part in the sixth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This relatively new holiday aims to spread awareness and increase access to technology for people with disabilities. It’s important to us that we make products that are easy for everyone to use, and we’ve been working to improve the accessibility of Dropbox for all of our users, regardless of context or ability. We also wanted to use this opportunity to highlight three of our customers who are leveraging Dropbox Business to do inspiring work around accessibility: Accessibility Partners, Ruh Global Communications, and SpecialEffect.
Work used to be about collaborating with the people who sat next to you, at headquarters, during business hours. As the pace—and place—of business changes, employees seem to interact as much with external partners, like customers, freelancers, and partners, as they do with their own teams. This new way of working poses a challenge for IT: provide peace of mind while empowering internal and external teams to work better together.
trivago, the multinational technology company specializing in internet-related services and products in the hotel industry, has selected Dropbox Business to power its business spanning 55 markets around the world. trivago was the first hotel search engine in Germany, and is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany, doubling its profitability since 2008. The company is growing quickly and as part of its expansion, includes the construction of a new HQ campus in Dusseldorf that will hold 2,000 people. trivago needed a content collaboration platform that all its employees could use easily while having the ability to scale at pace and keep teams in sync.
Productivity is a holy grail of the workplace. But when your files are scattered across devices, and team members are working from various locations, being productive can feel like an impossible feat. If you’re spending more time thinking about work than actually doing it, your workflows probably need some help.
After years of working together at another lighting design firm, Jody Pritchard and Kristin Peck had a bright idea in 2011: start their own company. They were also both new mothers, so instead of investing in office space, they worked from their homes on opposite ends of San Francisco. “We were looking to build a business that maintained the caliber of work we strive for, while also providing the flexibility we needed at home,” Peck says.
As consumers, a good chunk of the things we purchase are from retail brands. From shoes to clothing to food, it’s hard to put retail companies into a single category because they deliver such a wide range of products. Behind the scenes, these businesses can have a lot in common: they all develop, produce, distribute, and sell products. But it’s the way each team brings that to life that makes their brand unique. That’s why flexible tools are needed. And that’s where Dropbox comes in.