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Dropbox brings the cloud to business

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Dropbox, the popular free cloud-storage utility that allows you to keep your files in sync among several devices and computers, introduced the new Dropbox for Teams, a service for businesses.

At $795 per year, the new service gives five users shared use of 1,000 gigabytes of storage and gives IT the security to centrally manage it and add and remove users. It also offers unlimited version history. Dropbox for Teams is aimed at projects, groups, and other organizations that want to share the same Dropbox storage quota with all of its members.

Dropbox lets you share your folders with others by creating a new shared folder or sharing an existing one. Once you add other members to the folder, it will appear in your friends or colleagues own Dropbox just as it does in yours. Any changes made to the shared folder’s contents will appear instantaneously to everyone who is a member of the folder.

Some highlights:

  • Watch changes synced instantly across shared folders
  • Put Dropbox on a single bill
  • Manage and migrate accounts with admin controls
  • Bank grade encryption

In light of last summer’s Dropbox security breach, the company says it continues to work on extra security features and collaboration tools.

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Jim Mack January 7, 2012 at 1:04 am

Also watch out for Zukmo, one of the soon to be competitors for dropbox in the SMB space. They also provide cloud storage, sharing, collaboration and a host of other features which are not offered in dropbox like content aggregation from multiple sources like Google docs, bookmarks, RSS feeds and twitter

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