Dell adds Dropbox for Business to cloud line-up

Dell and Dropbox have announced a new partnership that will see the business orientated storage product distributed through Dell’s sales network.

The agreement, which was signed at the yearly Dell World conference in Austin, Texas, will see Dell bundle Dropbox for Business with the Dell Data Protection Cloud proposition and allow IT departments to meet regulatory requirements as well as control sharing.

“Dropbox is one of the most innovative and fastest growing start-ups and the most popular solution of its kind,” said Brett Hansen, executive director of end user computing software at Dell, according to Cloud Pro. “Now through Dell’s global sales team, Dropbox and Dell can help organisations of all sizes embrace consumerisation of IT while protecting company data.”

Dropbox rebranded its enterprise service as Dropbox for Business back in April and added the single sign-on [SSO] feature that its enterprise users had craved for some time. It means that users can sign into one central identity provider and securely access all business related apps in one place.

It had originally been branded as Dropbox for Teams and the transition has seen various new security controls implemented including a redesigned admin control to give executives the chance to view the activity of individual team members or the group as a whole. It also added the ability to set sharing controls, implement two-step verifications and reset employee passwords.

“Dropbox has always been about giving people a simple, elegant way to access their most important digital stuff,” said Marc Leibowitz, global VP of partnerships at 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 two new partners will also be announcing “exciting developments across Dell’s consumer and commercial client platforms” in the coming months with little details on what form the new developments will take.