Dell announced today that a new partnership with Dropbox. Under the new alliance, Dell will offer Dropbox for Business for companies to provide their employees with a secure file sharing and collaboration solution.
Dropbox for Business helps employees quickly share files and collaborate, while allowing IT to maintain control and visibility of data. Dell now offers Dropbox for Business plus Dell Data Protection| Cloud, part of the Dell Data Protection solutions portfolio, to let employees use their favourite cloud storage application at work and provide IT departments with a broader range of controls to meet even the most stringent compliance and regulatory requirements.
“Dropbox has always been about giving people a simple, elegant way to access their most important digital stuff, and today Dropbox is used in over 4 million businesses because it’s easy to use, easy to deploy and offers a secure, centralized location for company data,” said Marc Leibowitz, global vice president of partnerships, Dropbox. “Dell offers innovation, back-end expertise and scalable solutions that empower both end-users and IT administrators. Our shared core values of simplicity, security, and manageability make Dell an easy choice as a strategic partner.”
The partnership aims to shape corporate cloud storage use and policy in an evolving workforce. Mainly, helping businesses adapt to employees using both personal and business technology at work while ensuring that corporate data is protected.
“At Dell, we pride ourselves on listening to customers’ needs and providing simple, efficient technology solutions to meet those needs and stay ahead of the curve,” said Brett Hansen, executive director, end user computing software, Dell. “Dropbox is one of the most innovative and fastest growing start-ups and the most popular solution of its kind. Now through Dell’s global sales team, Dropbox and Dell can help organizations of all sizes embrace consumerization of IT while protecting company data.”
Dell says that it’s working with Dropbox to define the future of cloud-based data management for businesses of all sizes. The company says that in the coming months, Dell and Dropbox will be announcing new developments across Dell’s consumer and commercial client platforms.