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 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.
Over the years, our partners have played a vital role in Dropbox’s success. They’ve helped bring Dropbox to millions of users around the world, and worked hard integrating their solutions to create a strong ecosystem. We’re committed to turning our success back into wins for our partners. This guiding principle — that success is better when it’s shared — is why we built the Dropbox Partner Network.
The Dropbox Partner Network is a way for companies of all sizes to share in Dropbox’s success. Companies can benefit by reselling our solutions, or integrating their product into our ecosystem of connected applications.