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Dropbox: Storage in the cloud, out of IT's control

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If you work in IT and you don't know what Dropbox is, you might live under a rock. It's a cloud storage service that lets users sync files and data across their PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Dropbox storage is primarily for consumers, but an enterprise version called Dropbox for Teams offers some enterprise control over who can access which documents. Like many cloud-storage and file-sharing services, Dropbox is available in a freemium model.

After a user signs up, there are several ways to access Dropbox storage: PC software that creates a folder whose contents are synced to the cloud; mobile apps where users can upload and download files; and a Web-based interface.

Learn how to use Dropbox storage for corporate file sharing.

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