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Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT

Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
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IMjustinkern
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4/15/2014 | 2:48:51 PM
Re: What message?
Dropbox adds Rice, tweaks its ToS and merges biz/personal folders. What other changes do ya'll anticipate ahead of their eventual IPO? (If any ...) 

They still insist on people/business bringing their own security or encryption ... something in terms of a product or buy-out in that realm? 

Or maybe just Lady Gaga covered in data visualizations? 
Kristin Burnham
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4/15/2014 | 2:17:30 PM
Re: What message?
Yes, an interesting choice for sure -- though I'd wager a better one for a company looking to break into enterprises than other celebrity endorsers. (Lady Gaga, anyone?)
Lorna Garey
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4/15/2014 | 9:40:49 AM
What message?
I was bemused by Dropbox adding Condoleezza Rice to its board. I get that they wanted a "name" but choosing Rice in this era of worry about government surveillance is tone deaf at best. I wonder how many companies will take this as a message and walk over to Box or one of the other approximately 459 other similar providers.
Kristin Burnham
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4/14/2014 | 9:14:50 PM
Re: PowerPoint bonus
Dropbox is a little late to the game, especially having to contend with tools like Google Apps. The updates are fairly basic, as you said, but it'll be interesting to see what else is in its pipeline.
cft28977
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4/14/2014 | 8:26:51 PM
Re: PowerPoint bonus
Not really, and the reason has less to do with my concerns with Dropbox and more to do with the fact that I've been able to do this sort of collaboration on projects like powerpoints for a long time with DriveHQ. It took Dropbox a long time to add a fairly basic service, but at least they've done a nice job of convincing people how cool it is with its flashy release.
smsharp
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4/14/2014 | 5:59:38 PM
Microsoft Office Collaboration Tools Look to be Very Useful
The Office collaboration tools look to be very useful. Much better than collaborating using Google Docs. Even though Dropbox is considerably more expensive than Google Drive, the Office collaboration would be worth the extra cost to us.

Unfortunately we will be migrating from Dropbox over to Google Drive within the next few weeks and are unlikely to use Project Harmony. It has nothing to do with the product or cost and everything to do with the recent actions of Dropbox. There actions demonstrate a lack a committment to data privacy.

 
Laurianne
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4/14/2014 | 3:52:58 PM
PowerPoint bonus
That Project Harmony/PowerPoint integration sounds pretty interesting for folks who are heavy creators of presentations. Does the new level of control ease your Dropbox concerns, IT leaders? Let's hear from you. 
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