Important information can live in any number of tools, and we’ve been working to bring all of that data together in one place. Today, we’re taking a big step towards making that a reality for more of the tools you rely on every day. We’re launching Dropbox Extensions, a new way to work seamlessly in web-based apps while keeping everything organized in Dropbox—without additional integration work or coding.
Data privacy and security have always been critical to doing business online, but these days the challenges are increasingly complex—and there’s more at stake than ever. We believe businesses shouldn’t have to choose between security and ease of use, which is why we’ve built security seamlessly into our platform. And with the new suite of expanded security integrations we announced this week, Dropbox Business customers now have even more ways to work fluidly while working securely.
When I started my career at Microsoft, Office was in its heyday and would continue to dominate the productivity space for decades. But the world has changed—the cloud has ushered in a new generation of productivity tools, and employees have more and better applications to choose from than ever before. According to one survey, medium to large organizations now use an average of eight different cloud providers for various enterprise apps and services.
In the sign business, the clock is your biggest competitor. “We’re a deadline business,” says Martin Wall, Owner of Martin Sign Company. “It’s one thing to have one client, but if you have 200 clients, trying to balance those timelines can be very hectic. You’re dealing with architects, designers, end users, last-minute changes. We’re always on our toes.”
Watching pro volleyball, spectators often walk away thinking the sport looks easier than it is. That’s because the players make it look easy. At the pro level, just about every bump, set, and spike is executed flawlessly. But the best beach volleyball pairs need more than their own individually honed skills to succeed at that level. They need flawless collaboration. That comes from the right chemistry and communication.
What’s the secret to a high-performing team? A star player? Veteran experience? In a joint study by Dropbox and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), we set out to answer questions like these by analyzing Dropbox collaboration at the top 100 universities in the world (based on the 2017 Center for World Universities Rankings) and cross-referencing academic citations according to the Web of Science database. To protect our users’ privacy, all data was anonymized and information like university ranks and number of citations were grouped into ranges.