Dropbox Gets Down To Business

“We didn’t just re-do Dropbox for Business,” Houston said. “We re-did the [whole] foundation of Dropbox.” The company redesigned the service across the desktop, mobile and the Web. The changes also include advanced security and access controls, which should help mollify company IT managers. Businesses can, among other things, manage (or block) sharing to outside users, prevent sensitive docs from going into personal accounts, monitor all activity around work files, and even remotely wipe files from the devices of former employees.

If there’s a missing piece of the enterprise puzzle, it might be the absence of collaboration features. Ilya Fushman, Dropbox’s head of mobile and business product, suggested those are in the works. For now, though, it’s a major omission for any team-oriented service tool.