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The Benefits of Dropbox for Business

Ever since its launch in September 2008, enterprises of all sizes have been using Dropbox’s traditional file hosting service to store, share and protect their data. While Dropbox has already proven itself as an incredible useful and convenient service, it does have its drawbacks. One of the biggest disadvantages of Dropbox, especially when used by a company, comes in the way of file organization. As files and documents are placed into Dropbox from a variety of different sources, your Dropbox folder can quickly become muddled and confusing.

In an attempt to curb this issue, the new Dropbox for Business API provides compatibility with thousands of popular apps that are in use today. In fact, the Dropbox for Business API currently supports more than 300,000 business-oriented apps, including services from the likes of Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Trello, Wufoo, Vimeo, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Wunderlist, Zapier and more. Since files can easily be transferred to Dropbox within each individual app, root Dropbox folders will become much more organized.

Apart from greater organization and the ability to transfer files directly from each individual app, Dropbox for Business offers many benefits to its users. One of the latest benefits comes in the way of the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform, which provides secure access to Dropbox servers via mobile devices.

Rob Baesman, head of product with Dropbox for Business, spoke about Dropbox for Business and their new Enterprise Mobility Management platform. He was quoted as saying: “Companies of all sizes continue to embrace Dropbox for Business because it’s the best place to get work done together - no matter what device you’re using. EMM represents an important step for our customers that need to bolster mobile security and keep company information safe without impacting the Dropbox experience they know and love.”

Noah Wasmer, vice president of product management with the End-User Computing division of VMware, explained how they’ve been working side-by-side with the Dropbox team. He was quoted as saying: “The next decade of business mobility will be driven by apps that are consumer simple, enterprise secure. Dropbox and AirWatch by VMware share this passion, and we are thrilled to be working closely with the Dropbox team to accelerate the adoption ACE open standards. Together we can arrive at the vision of securely and simply deploying enterprise applications to workers, enabling them to embrace business mobility instantly.”

Additional Features

The new Dropbox for Business API presents customers with a plethora of new and improved functionality. For data migration and backup initiatives, apps such as Mover and SkySync have become quite popular. Security apps like Skyhigh Networks, CirroSecure and CloudLock are available to safeguard against data loss, and apps like Active Directory, Ping Identify, Microsoft Azure and OneLogin let you manage both team and individual identities. Finally, apps like Domo General Audit Tool can be used for employee monitoring and performance tracking strategies.

If you are interested in finding out more information about Dropbox or the new Dropbox for Business API, please visit the official website at


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