Insight from Oktane18: Integrations crucial to secure collaboration

How do you protect your most important assets while embracing a user-centric IT strategy? Last week, we traveled to Las Vegas for the Oktane18 conference to hear insights from top IT pros, cloud experts, and developers. While we were there, Bryan Mann, Head of Enterprise Architecture at Dropbox, spoke with industry leaders Cori Biruk, Director of Collaboration and SaaS at Dow Jones, Javier Ruiz, Systems Engineer at Silicon Labs, and Jarel Jones, Senior Cloud Systems Administrator at National Geographic. Here are the key takeaways from that conversation.

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“Culture hacks” can improve company culture

Is your team stuck in a creative rut? Are they finding it hard to collaborate? Your team’s best work can be directly related to company culture. Changes in culture, such as a tweak to a process or a shift in where people share ideas, can reignite a team’s collaborative spirit and get creative juices flowing.

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How a Houston builder uses Dropbox to collaborate with contractors

Over the past century, Tellepsen Builders has become a cornerstone in the development of Houston, Texas. Having completed some of the city’s most notable projects, including Texas Children’s Hospital and Lakewood Church, the company has built a reputation as a pioneer in their sector. In its fourth generation of family ownership, Tellepsen began looking for ways to continue their evolution into the fifth. Here’s how they’ve become leaders of the digital transformation of the construction industry with the help of Dropbox Business.

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Expanded partnerships give construction teams more ways to collaborate

Over the past decade, we’ve evolved from simple file storage to a more unified home for work. Throughout our evolution, we’ve seen more and more construction companies rely on Dropbox Business to support end-to-end collaboration with architecture and engineering companies. Let’s look at recent data and insights to put this momentum in context.

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How technology is disrupting the construction industry

The construction industry has always been innovative, from the engineering feats of the last century to newer construction methods that use sophisticated building modeling, 3D-printed building materials, and prefabricated facades. Unfortunately, the construction industry’s adoption of new technologies has lagged behind other industries. According to McKinsey, the construction industry is one of the “least digitized industries in the world”. But some pioneering construction companies aren’t afraid to do things differently. Here’s how Built, one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing private construction groups, uses Dropbox Business to set itself apart from competitors.

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