Introducing enhancements to AdminX, Paper, and our infrastructure

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.

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Bouncing back from a lightning strike with Dropbox Business

When the power goes out at production facilities across Canada, many call on Saskatoon-based electrical contracting firm CEL Electric to get up and running again. But in 2014, lightning struck, literally: one of CEL’s on-premises data servers was zapped, frying expensive hardware and six months worth of work. “It was our wake-up call to make a change to the way we managed our information,” says Shaun Unger, VP of Corporate Affairs.

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Increasing ROI through better collaboration

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.

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How cross-campus collaboration fuels research and innovation

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.

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