Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox for Business
We have been using Dropbox for Business to replace our existing server storage for users. This has been in application for staff to use so that they no longer have to use the "F" Drive that they can store their personal files on. This has been amazing as it has allowed our staff to access their files from anywhere. This has made reliance on servers, VPN access, and location a thing of the past. It has taken time for everyone to get on board, but there are more and more everyday.
- Allows us to access our files from any location as long as they have internet access.
- The reliance on servers and having to constantly increase our server size.
- Making sure every user can fully use VPN access before leaving for conferences and trips is becoming less and less important.
- The ease of sharing and multiple users accessing the files is the only real downside and even then it has been pretty minimal. As with anything there is always a need for solid training.
- It is reducing our need for purchasing space on servers through our large campus IT group.
- The only negative things we have had is the resistance for people to use it because it is a new and different thing than before. So it's hardly a reflection on the program but more so on people's resistance to change.
We have students that use Google Drive being that is the only option that they have. We have considered it a for staff use, but for the time being we are going to stick with Dropbox for Business. I am not sure how the costs worked out being this was in place before I came on board, but the students seem to enjoy Google Drive and are grateful with the ability to work together on projects.
It is perfectly suited for those businesses that have people that travel regularly. Working at the college here we have people constantly out for conferences all over the country. We also have a number of apartments that are leased off of campus, not being on our network many times they need to VPN in, this has made it so that they are actually able to do much if not all of their work without having to VPN in and then access the server. If everything is done locally and you have minimal use for server space this may be an option that can be passed over.