The University of Manchester in the UK is one of the largest and most progressive educational institutes in the world, and today we’re delighted to announce that it has deployed Dropbox Business to its staff.
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.
When data flows, so does innovation. For admins in charge of guarding company data, though, the challenges can be daunting. As security threats become more fluid and harder to identify, risks can come from intentional attacks or accidents caused by user confusion. To guard against those risks, admins now need control over the flow of data itself. That’s why Dropbox created a new network control feature that allows admins to control access to the corporate network while their teams collaborate and share data.
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.
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.