When it comes to sharing photos and storing family recipes, Dropbox is wonderful. That’s why it’s so popular with consumers.
But because people are so used to using it at home, millions of users have brought Dropbox into their work environment. According to Osterman Research, Dropbox has found its way into 70% of companies.
And this is a problem. Because, when it comes to business, Dropbox’s consumer roots show through. It’s not right for business. In fact, Dropbox ended up on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of top banned apps because there are many file management use-cases for which Dropbox will actually leave you vulnerable.
1. Data encryption is limited.
If you’re storing financial reports, strategy documents or competitive analyses, you want them protected. But Dropbox has limited encryption and security features that can leave customers’ data exposed. Your data is sitting on the same public cloud next to content from millions of other users, without adequate isolation.
2. You can’t set different sharing permissions for sub-folders.
Sometimes a subfolder will contain data that shouldn’t be shared with everyone who can access the enclosing folder. But Dropbox doesn’t let you specify permissions for sub-folders. To protect your data, you’re forced to redo your entire folder structure. A business tool should adapt to your business processes, not force you to change them.
3. Dropbox has limited integration
With Dropbox, you get limited product integration across the tools you use every day. Dropbox doesn’t play well with Office, Exchange and Outlook. There is no easy Active Directory integration and you can’t use Exchange Distribution Lists to quickly share content with groups.
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