If you manage IT for a team, you know how much of a mixed blessing new tools and features can be. Sure, new task management software might help keep you organized, but your team still has to learn how the application works. Yes, a new file management system could increase team productivity, but you need to understand all the features, then teach everyone else.
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.
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?
Last August, we announced the open beta for Dropbox Paper, a flexible workspace designed to help teams grow ideas together, from start to finish. To help admins protect company data while their teams collaborate and share docs, we extended core AdminX controls from Dropbox Business to Paper. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how these new tools give Dropbox Business customers more visibility and control over the way company info is accessed and shared in Paper.
With business growing more and more global, modern work is increasingly collaborative. Because of this, better collaboration tools can help employees transform their businesses. By combining a large sharing network and ease of use, Dropbox Business is providing a faster and more seamless way to collaborate. To better understand the effect of improved collaboration, we had IDC quantify the ROI several of our customers realized by deploying Dropbox.
What do the discovery of the first human cancer gene, the world’s best known search engine, and lithium-ion batteries have in common? They all have their roots in basic research conducted at universities. Today, universities are still leading the charge, performing the majority of the world’s basic research. And they’re doing it together—modern research is increasingly a global and collaborative process. We analyzed usage patterns across the world among the more than 6,000 universities on Dropbox to learn more.