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.
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.
In an article I posted about my 2016 predictions for the cloud, I talked about change. Change is critical to any business’ long-term success. But how can we make smart changes? We all know that there are costs to any change—those are usually transparent. Measuring the benefits from change, however, can be more challenging. And like most challenging things, it is also more rewarding. Striving for those benefits is the only way for true innovation to take place. Our customer Brandt is one such innovator, and has the numbers to show for it.
There’s a word that strikes fear in IT circles: shelfware. It’s a term reserved for software that’s gone unused in spite of the effort, time, and money that went into deploying it. As its name suggests, it sits on a figurative shelf, wasting away instead of delivering on the promise to improve productivity or increase sales. Though the reasons why can be numerous, one rears its ugly head all too often: usability. If it isn’t easy enough or fast enough, or just doesn’t do what employees need it to do, they won’t use it.
IT infrastructure is mission critical for most business operations, and if it’s being done right, most people shouldn’t even notice it’s there. Because of that, your business is probably spending good money to make sure nothing breaks. With so much being spent, it’s only natural that many companies are paying close attention to IT expenses. We wanted to learn more about this trend, so we had IDC study the return on investment several Dropbox for Business customers were getting.
In a recent survey of Dropbox for Business customers, research firm IDC found increased productivity and efficiency among end users — leading to an annual average productivity and revenue gain of $261,200 over 5 years, for every 100 users on Dropbox for Business. Here’s why.