Better teams make better businesses. But as teamwork has become more fluid, our tools haven’t kept up. Instead of bringing teams together, they’re siloing the content those teams create. Let’s face it—collaboration has become a chore. We want to bring back the joy of working together. As we head into the next chapter of file sync and share, we’re excited to announce new features that make collaboration simple and efficient.
Great things in the world happen almost universally in teams. The Higgs boson bears the name of a single physicist, yet it took many teams—and 3,800 scientists at CERN—to discover. In the business world, companies are increasingly comprised of teams orchestrating the work of other problem-solving teams. The modern workplace values teamwork, but how we think about teams is now outpacing the org chart.
Whether it’s attached to emails, stored on servers, or backed up on hard drives, the information your team needs could be anywhere. The obvious solution—just put everything in one place—isn’t as simple as it seems. After all, you can enable users to share info with others, but not at the cost of data safety. Our new team folder feature, introduced into early access last summer, brought teams a solution to this problem: a central, secure place to store and share data. Today, we’re excited to make this feature available to all Dropbox Business and Enterprise teams.
We’re dedicated to building trust with our customers across the globe, and helping them fit Dropbox into their compliance strategies. And with the compliance landscape regularly shifting, we strive to stay ahead of the curve as new standards and certifications are introduced. So today, we’re excited to announce three new certifications—CSA STAR Level 2, ISO 27017, and ISO 22301—and updates to our existing compliance measures.
As more and more teams bring Dropbox into their businesses, admins have been working to keep pace with rapid user adoption. The ongoing challenge? Balancing a team’s need to share and collaborate with the need to maintain security, control, and visibility. Recently, we launched our AdminX initiative to help strike that balance by applying a “user-first” design approach to admin tools. Today, we’re introducing enhancements to our AdminX tools, Dropbox Paper beta, and global infrastructure to give admins even more power to protect your company’s data without sacrificing productivity.
Dropbox is committed to protecting the privacy and security of customer data, which is why we welcomed the adoption of the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework providing another mechanism for the transfer of personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the US.