If your organization does not back up its files, then Dropbox for Business is the place to look
October 11, 2016

If your organization does not back up its files, then Dropbox for Business is the place to look

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox for Business

Dropbox for Business is used by my whole organization as a media storage and backup service. All important photos, videos, and documents are uploaded to Dropbox to ensure that the data is available should a computer hard drive fail. We also use it to easily share files across departments and with partner organizations.
  • Dropbox for Business is great at automatically backing up data from your personal/work computer to the cloud. After downloading Dropbox's desktop application, setting up file syncing is easy and intuitive. From that point forward, all files will be uploaded to the secure cloud.
  • Dropbox for Business makes sharing files easy, as well. You can share files with one person, multiple people, your whole organization, or even people outside the organization. Sharing is flexible and customizable, too -- you can password protect the shares and have it expire after a certain amount of time.
  • When a user leaves your organization, Dropbox for Business allows you to delete the user and easily share all their files with another team member. This makes adding/deleting users easy and risk-free.
  • Downloading from, uploading to, and syncing with Dropbox for Business is a bit slow. You often have to wait several minutes or longer for your files to appear.
  • The "Search" feature of Dropbox is not powerful enough, in my opinion, especially if you have a large amount of data. This makes file organization much more important.
  • Positive: having all organizational files backed up to the cloud is an invaluable and necessary investment.
  • Positive: being able to easily share documents increases work efficiency for the whole organization.
  • Positive: Dropbox costs less than many of its competitors and offers discounts for non-profits.
On a purely cost per TB of storage comparison for large amounts of data, Dropbox for Business is cheaper. Its user interface is also friendlier for non-technical users. I found that Google Drive was on the expensive side and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) required a higher level of technical knowledge to use well.
Dropbox for Business is well suited for organizations that are looking to move their files to the cloud for the purpose of backup and security. If you have all your files on local machines, then your data is at risk of being lost and unrecoverable. Dropbox for Business will solve this problem without much hassle.

Dropbox Business Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports