KUALA LUMPUR (13 December 2013) – Dell today announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox to help commercial customers meet the needs of today’s evolving workplace and meet employees’ expectations for easy anywhere, anytime access to data. To help customers harness the employee productivity gains Dropbox offers while maintaining IT control and visibility of data, Dell will be offering Dropbox for Business through its world-class sales organization so customers can provide their employees with a secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration solution along with their new Dell products.
“At Dell, we pride ourselves on listening to customers’ needs and providing simple, efficient technology solutions to meet those needs and stay ahead of the curve,” said Brett Hansen, executive director, end user computing software, Dell. “Dropbox is one of the most innovative and fastest growing start-ups and the most popular solution of its kind. Now through Dell’s global sales team, Dropbox and Dell can help organizations of all sizes embrace consumerization of IT while protecting company data.”
Dell and Dropbox are enabling customers to grow, thrive and reach their potential by helping them address changed workforce expectations and reap the resulting productivity benefits, while providing the security and manageability necessary for simplified IT control. Dell now offers Dropbox for Business plus Dell Data Protection| Cloud, part of the Dell Data Protection solutions portfolio, to let employees use their favorite cloud storage application at work and provide IT departments with a broader range of controls to meet even the most stringent compliance and regulatory requirements.
“Dropbox has always been about giving people a simple, elegant way to access their most important digital stuff, and today Dropbox is used in over 4 million businesses because it’s easy to use, easy to deploy and offers a secure, centralized location for company data,” said Marc Leibowitz, global vice president of partnerships, 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.”
Over 200 million people and 4 million businesses use Dropbox and 1 billion files are uploaded to Dropbox every 24 hours. Dell and Dropbox share values of simplicity, security, manageability and helping employees be more productive. These will remain core values of the future solutions developed as part of the companies’ partnership.
Dropbox and Dell are working closely together to better shape and define the future of cloud-based data management for companies of all sizes. In the coming months, Dell and Dropbox will announce exciting developments across Dell’s consumer and commercial client platforms.