SMBs are the cornerstone of every industry. They start with a small group of passionate people, a big idea, and the hope of making an impact. And as the business evolves, you want the best for it. But if you’re still using legacy systems, you know the pain points they can cause: downtime or slowed workflows, at-risk files and data, a significant increase in IT support, and all the associated costs.
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.
When it comes to buying a new suit, few things are more important than fit. But getting that perfectly tailored garment at a reasonable price often requires numerous trips to the tailor to alter a suit bought off the rack. INDOCHINO’s mission is to change that by delivering made-to-measure suits that don’t break the bank. The company originated selling custom suits online before moving offline and opening physical retail showrooms. Scaling that type of precise craftsmanship required scaling the way their entire business works together, and that process has been enabled by Dropbox.
Les Lunes is not just on the cutting edge of fashion. They’re also early adopters of new team collaboration technology. Founder/CEO Anna Lecat had a vision of designing clothes in Paris, manufacturing out of locally grown bamboo in Shanghai, and setting up stores in the US. Here’s how Dropbox Paper has helped bring that vision to reality by connecting her team across the globe.
Technology has revolutionized the way we work, but some tools have had trouble keeping up with us. Email makes quick conversations a snap, but it falls short when you need to share a big file or chase down an unresponsive colleague. Network drives keep the team’s work in one place, but they can be cumbersome to use and maintain. How can we build on the technology that works, but replace the tools that don’t?
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,