Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them, today introduced Dropbox for Teams. More than 45 million people use Dropbox, and with Dropbox for Teams, businesses now have the same functions with new administrative controls, centralized billing, phone support, and space for everyone on the team.
People in over a million businesses around the world trust Dropbox for its simplicity and reliability, Sujay Jaswa, vice president of business development and sales at Dropbox said in a statement.
Now, Dropbox for Teams will give businesses the control and freedom to rethink how they work.
Dropbox for Teams is the same as the free Dropbox version. Add and update files or save documents, photo or video to Dropbox folders. Changes sync immediately across all devices which have Dropbox installed. Dropbox is compatible with nearly every computer and smartphone operating system, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
Dropbox for Teams gives administrators new features like centralized billing, phone support, and controls allowing them to add or delete users. Dropbox for Teams costs $795 annually for five users, with additional seats available for $125 each. The base plan includes 1,000 GB of storage, and each additional seat comes with 200 GB.
Like Dropbox, Dropbox for Teams is a secure solution. Files are stored encrypted on Amazon S3 in secure data centers and also remain on users' Dropbox-synced computers for added backup. Dropbox will also be launching Google Doc-like services to encourage team collaboration. Clearly Dropbox is luring paying customers so they can improve their standing in the advancing file-sharing business. Apple, Amazon.com and Google already offer ways to share, sync and store files, and there's also Box.net and YouSendIt.
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