Dropbox recently reached an important growth milestone as it topped the 200 million user mark in November. The cloud-based storage company’s Dropbox for Business offering also continues to gain corporate users looking to add document management and other useful features that go beyond online storage.
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for an inexpensive option to add enterprise-level business functionality to their firm should check out Dropbox for Business. The service complements a content delivery network (CDN), which ensures that a company’s rich media content gets served to their customers at the fastest possible speed.
What does Dropbox for Business provide?
Dropbox’s business service includes the secure, cloud-based storage that attracted so many personal users to the company in the first place. A business user gets 1,000 GB of storage to start, and that amount grows as necessary with no limit. The basic price is $795 per year for five users, with each additional user account priced at $125 per year.
In addition to secure storage, Dropbox business users gain a host of data security options, including state-of-the-art encryption, remote wipe, and two-step verification. This storage is SSAE16/SOC1, SOC2, ISAE 3402, and ISO 27001 certified on Amazon S3, and a data mirroring option is available.
Document versioning and sharing adds a level of business collaboration functionality that is useful for small businesses. An activity audit trail and a centralized administration portal allow managers to get a handle on their entire team, as well as facilitate new employee on-boarding.
For SMBs engaged in providing online content, Dropbox for Business allows them to get a handle on their document management and storage while leveraging a robust, industry-leading CDN to keep their media flowing quickly on the Internet. Both types of services need to be in the IT arsenal of today’s smart content provider.