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Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue

At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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4/26/2016 | 2:08:59 PM
Whoa security
This is a curious offering. It's easy to see the value in providing such access to company files. It gives access to files you might otherwise view through a remote connection to your office desktop. I want to know more about the security implications for that kind of access.
Charlie Babcock
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4/26/2016 | 3:12:29 PM
A file viewing service... for Dropbox Business users?
I would view this as a clever and significant expansion of what DropBox can already do. Instead of being a focused on file storage and delivery, it's become a file display site, managing the downloads to display parts of large files that are too large for today's new, reduced memory PCs or older, limited memory PCs. The product manager in this blog makes it sound like Infinite is aimed more at Dropbox Business users, not individual users. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w1ik8s961xqll72/AAC78bRfPQm1qirxeL3Kkr5ua/~Dropbox%20Open%20Blog%20Posts/2016_Dropbox_Project_Infinite_Embargo.pdf?dl=0  
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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4/27/2016 | 7:07:42 AM
Re: A file viewing service... for Dropbox Business users?
I agree, it's a smart move - especially considering Microsoft took the ill advised step to remove the feature from its own cloud storage offering. Now those who miss that feature will likely jump ship, netting Dropbox a larger share of the cloud storage pie. 
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