Just in case you've not yet taken a dip into the box, what is Dropbox?Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox, founded in 2007 by MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or a professional.
Dropbox makes sharing easy. You can invite your friends, family and teammates to any folder in your Dropbox, and it'll be as if you saved that folder straight to their computers. You can send people links to specific files in your Dropbox too. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects, sharing a casual photo album with your friends or even collaborating with multiple clients.
The payment model before the launch of Dropbox for teams:
Dropbox for teams
Before the launch of teams, they had a free 2GB offering and a paid 50GB, 100GB offering. Businesses obviously found it tough to buy individual chunks of 100GB storages for multiple persons. Enter teams.
‘Teams’ is a feature that five persons (or more at additional cost) can use to sync over a single point of exchange. Perks include centralized administration and billing, 256-bit encryption, maintenance of document history and suitable administrative controls.
The service costs USD 795 per year for five users which comes with a whopping 1,000 GB of storage and USD 125 for each additional user. With each additional user, teams get 200 GB in additional storage. People who already have a personal Dropbox account can migrate to teams.
There’s a genius idea behind the syncing of Dropbox, it syncs only the modified part of your document, so the bandwidth consumed for the process is that lesser. If you have a huge word document and you just add a paragraph at the end, Dropbox only syncs the last paragraph saving lots of precious time.
"Dropbox is changing how people work," says Sujay Jaswa, vice president of business development and sales at DropBox. "Instead of e-mail attachments or being unable to check in on the latest draft of a PowerPoint presentation, people can access the files they need, wherever they are, regardless of device.”
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