Dropbox for Teams now available, $795/year 1TB data storage plans available for businesses
One of the handiest Android applications available on the Market, Dropbox, is going corporate. According to a press release from the good folks at the Y Combinator startup, businesses will now be able to take advantage of their cloud-based storage services in the form of Dropbox for Teams. While the overall experience of the service will remain intact with what we’re already accustomed to, there will be some extra benefits for Team accounts.
The service is said to offer one large, shared repository that can be accessed by team members. The base plan comes with a $795 annual fee, which includes 1TB of data storage space and support for five user accounts. Additional team members can be added to a company’s plan for another $125 annually, but that also increases your storage limit, as each member added includes an extra 200GB. The business incarnation of the service will also include dedicated phone support, as well as administration tools that allow administrators to add or delete users. The full press release can be found after the break.
Dropbox Now Open for Business
Dropbox Launches “Dropbox for Teams” With Administrative Controls and Plenty of Space
People Are Using Dropbox in Over One Million Businesses Globally
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 27, 2011 – Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today introduced Dropbox for Teams. More than 45 million people already depend on Dropbox, and with Dropbox for Teams, businesses can now experience the same ease-of-use along with new administrative controls, centralized billing, phone support, and plenty of space for everyone on the team.
“People in over a million businesses around the world trust Dropbox for its simplicity and reliability,” said Sujay Jaswa, vice president of business development and sales at Dropbox. “Now, Dropbox for Teams will give businesses the control and freedom to rethink how they work.”
How Dropbox for Teams Works
Dropbox for Teams delivers the same user experience as the free Dropbox service. Adding and updating files is as easy as saving any document, photo or video to the Dropbox folder. Changes sync immediately across all devices which have Dropbox installed. Dropbox is compatible with nearly every computer and smartphone operating system, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
With Dropbox for Teams, administrators get new features including centralized billing, phone support, and controls allowing them to add or delete users. Dropbox for Teams is priced at $795 annually for five
users, with additional seats available for $125 each. The base plan includes 1,000 GB of storage, and each additional seat comes with 200 GB.
Like Dropbox, Dropbox for Teams is a secure solution. Files are stored encrypted on Amazon S3 in secure data centers and also remain on users’ Dropbox-synced computers for added backup.
Visit www.dropbox.com/teams for more information.
The mission of Dropbox is to simplify life for people around the world. Dropbox lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily. The service has more than 45 million
users in 175 countries saving one billion files every three days. Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi and has received a total of $257.2 million in funding.