Dropbox is a file sharing and cloud storage choice that is so simple to use. But sometimes, in business, simple is not always best. Dropbox may provide good value to you but we think you may need to consider other alternatives.
When Dropbox is a Good Choice: If your business is small with no employees or only a few. When you do not work with sensitive information such as client details or vendor or staff data. When no one accidentally deletes anything. Know any business that meets this criteria? Me either. So it really does not sound as if it is a good choice!
With Dropbox when a file is deleted it is deleted on all machines. Even though you can recover the file within 30 days, you may not notice it is missing until long afterwards. There are big risks involved with Dropbox and small business. Dropbox is designed for syncing---not backup. When you delete or change the original file, the Dropbox version immediately changes with it. The original is no longer.
Your business misses out on security controls like user levels and password protected links. The files are just sitting there for anyone with a connected device or an unsecured web-link to view. Multiple employees can overwrite each other at the same time and there is no record on who opened the file or who changed it.
If Dropbox is not for your small business we offer some really awesome solutions that are designed specifically for businesses that include security, encryption and controls. If you would like more information on file syncing solutions for your small business contact us at 937-660-4899.
In other news, we offer a package called Datto Drive that is really awesome. I have 4 businesses on it right now.