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"The solution is easy to use.""Simple to share files with others.""The solution is easy to use.""The user interface is very user-friendly.""A valuable feature is that it stores my files and photos. I'm satisfied with this product.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its convenience, I can retrieve files online from various places. It has backup options in case something was to go wrong with my computer I can restore my files.""One of the advantages of Dropbox is that you can share files with people who are external to your organization without any additional costs. It is also easy to use, stable, and trustworthy.""Dropbox is reliable, and I've never reached the storage limits."

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"One of the features offered and used by many clients is file-sharing.""I like the easy and fast configuration."

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"Security could be enhanced.""Dropbox could make the installation and the log of what has changed in a file easier. Showing logs could be more accessible.""It could be more secure.""The arrangement of documents can be simplified. Personally, I am used to it, but for a new user, it might be a little confusing. It can maybe have a feature to allow people to collaborate or work on the same document at the same time. I'm just using it to load and access information, and I haven't faced many challenges. However, I have seen that the whole system or laptop slows down a bit when I am synchronizing files to Dropbox. I don't know if it is because of my system. It might be good if they can enhance the synchronization process so that we can specify that synchronization should be done after 30 minutes. In addition, synchronization should only be done for the documents that have been uploaded.""We are moving to Microsoft Teams. Instead of Dropbox, we will be using Microsoft Teams that has the advantage of saving the versions. It supports file versioning so that you can always go back to the previous version if you want to. If somebody has made a change in one of the files and you don't know what changes have been made, you can always go back to the previous version. This feature led us to migrate to Microsoft Teams. With Dropbox, there is no option for simultaneous work. This feature is there in Google Files. In Microsoft Teams, you can invite team members to collaborate. That is the reason why I prefer Microsoft Teams over Dropbox. It should also have more integration with other solutions.""It could be more secure.""I would like to see more storage included and more lessons on how to optimize it.""They can maybe provide a bit more free space. By default, they give you 2 Gigabytes. The storage space could be a bit more."

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"Our customers in Canada cannot use it because it has to be compliant in the same country.""The user interface needs to improve."

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"The solution is expensive.""We pay a monthly subscription fee.""The solution does not come with a licensing cost.""The solution is purchased on a subscription basis, and there are purchasing options. If you purchase annually there is a discount.""I am using the free version of the solution.""It has some free features, but for some of the features, you need to pay. If you need more storage, then you need to pay. Its licensing probably is on a monthly basis.""I am on a monthly subscription for the solution and I am somewhat satisfied with the pricing. However, the price could a bit better.""While I consider the software to be quite good, overall, it could improve on its pricing."

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"Licensing is based on a per terabyte basis."

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Top Answer: It offers convenience. It can connect with all devices that you own.
Top Answer: They can do the scanning of viruses, and they can also do malware detection when they do the synchronization.
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Dropbox provides cloud-based file syncing, sharing, and storage. It specializes in helping large-scale businesses stay organized and productive while protecting the integrity of sensitive information with enterprise-level security. Dropbox is a valuable solution for businesses looking to simplify communication, safeguard information, and improve collaboration. Dropbox's platform provides a user-friendly, real-time sharing and storage solution for large businesses. The company's enterprise-level service plan includes 256-bit AES and SSL encryption, an optional two-step verification process, and optional mobile passcodes, which provide tight security to protect sensitive information. Dropbox uniquely offers a remote wipe feature, which allows businesses to keep data safe when an employee leaves the company or a computer is lost. Dropbox stands out from the competition by offering businesses expanded storage, unlimited file recovery and versioning, and control over sharing permissions. Additionally, Dropbox provides businesses with team management solutions, including device and location tracking, login tracking, detailed user management options for administrators, and centralized billing. Collaboration between team members is further simplified with the addition of various Dropbox apps that allow advanced functionality such as document editing, CRM, and e-signatures. Dropbox has become one of the most popular business tools, entrusted by 97 percent of all Fortune 500 companies. Before implementing Dropbox, global apparel merchandiser BCBGMAXAZRIA was struggling to structure communication and increase company-wide efficiency, which resulted in the need for increased staff hours and expenses. Since choosing Dropbox as its cloud-based sharing and storage solution, BCBGMAXAZRIA has been able to restructure its file sharing and collaboration streams in every department. As a result, BCBGMAXAZRIA is able to boost efficiency, reduce expenses, and protect its information throughout all 550 locations. Review more of the top Cloud Storage Solutions with our SmartAdvisor.

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Vita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio Lab
China Merchants Bank, Hexaware, Snagajob
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider16%
Marketing Services Firm12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company6%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dropbox vs. HPE Cloud Object Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dropbox is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 31 reviews while HPE Cloud Object Storage is ranked 11th in Cloud Storage with 2 reviews. Dropbox is rated 8.2, while HPE Cloud Object Storage is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dropbox writes "A simple and accessible solution, with an easy setup, scalability and overall good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Cloud Object Storage writes "Good support, easy to set up, stable, and provides file sharing capability". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, Box and Microsoft OneDrive, whereas HPE Cloud Object Storage is most compared with . See our Dropbox vs. HPE Cloud Object Storage report.

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