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.
Sharing large files—everything from video and photography to hefty presentation decks—is an important part of many businesses’ workflows. With multiple team members working on these files, any one of them can easily be synchronized hundreds of times over the course of a project. That means transfers need to be as efficient as possible, a point that we take to heart. Better efficiency means faster project completion which can ultimately lead to better business outcomes for our customers.
The cloud has changed the workplace for the better. Cloud-based, real-time collaboration tools enable flexible working situations. Together, they enable companies to compete in this fast-changing world. But the reason is not the technology—it’s what the technology allows people to do.