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27
Apr

Dropbox Open: Highlights

April 26th saw Dropbox host its first European customer event, Dropbox Open, in London. And to the several hundreds of attendees, there was plenty to be open about. Especially in relation to the future of work. Headline stats were impressive: Dropbox now cites 500m registered users, worldwide. Interestingly, 74% of those are non-US, while almost 40% are in EMEA. There

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19
Jan

Dropbox file tagging: Customer Spotlight

Using a cloud file sharing system such as Dropbox can certainly make it easier to access your files from anywhere. But as the number of files grows, even a small team can find it increasingly difficult to locate the information they need quickly and easily. Cloudfind spoke with Ryan McDonough at management consultancy McMann & Ransford about his experiences with Dropbox, and how he’s using

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4
Dec

Records Management & Information Governance, Heads in the Cloud or in the Sand

Established practices for records management and information governance are being challenged by the use of cloud-based enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS), a category that includes Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. With information increasingly being placed outside of the “walled garden” of traditional enterprise IT, those responsible for information governance have a critical need to understand, quantify and seek to

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19
Nov

Cloud Computing In Education

When it comes to cloud adoption, the education sector is in a class of its own. In Higher Education particularly, there seems to be perfect alignment between the goals of major suppliers, IT buyers, business users – and even students. It sounds like everyone’s agreed on the drive to: lower costs increase the ability to work from anywhere deliver greater efficiency and standardisation And

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12
Nov

Dropbox and Salesforce for Wealth Management

Financial Services companies work with vast amounts of complex information on a daily basis. That presents a challenge to specialists in Wealth Management, who pride themselves on delivering a highly personalised service to clients. Thanks to cloud computing however, it’s getting easier for even boutique firms to deliver exceptional services levels despite information complexity. One example is Chadwick’s, a UK-based firm of specialist wealth managers.

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11
Nov

Investec Asset Management – Milestone Celebration

Investec Asset Management reached a significant milestone in their Cloudfind rollout recently, so it was great to be able to commemorate in person with users! The project at Investec Asset Management reflects the challenges faced by many of today’s enterprises: giving users of complex, high volume information a rapid way to get to what they need. We’re thrilled that many

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10
Nov

Sharepoint Migration Tools for Google Drive

For a large enterprise, moving corporate information into the cloud is a non-trivial exercise. Many enterprises continue to have departmental servers, or large, complex Sharepoint implementations to consider. And that’s even after they’ve made the decision to standardize on a Google Drive or Box going forward. The viral nature of these new cloud-based collaboration apps often means that users are up and running long before all

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14
Oct

How to Organize Google Drive – A Best Practice Guide for Teams

How to Organize Google Drive – A Best Practice Guide for Teams How to organize Google Drive – is a question that many people find themselves asking after using Google Drive for a couple of months. This is especially true for teams of people trying to work as efficiently as possible using Google Docs, Google Sheets and other documents stored

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1
Oct

Box Vs Dropbox – Does Box really have any comparison

On the evidence from this week’s BoxWorks, it’s getting harder to compare Box in any meaningful way to other companies anymore.It’s possible, but increasingly pointless to put Box in the file sync and share market (such as it is) alongside a Dropbox or OneDrive or Egnyte or Hightail or whoever – take your pick. Sure, there are other companies in

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24
Sep

Box Metadata Integration a new feature in Cloudfind

Today we’re announcing a step up in our integration with Box, and it’s one we’re pretty excited about. Enterprises have a huge problem when it comes to their information assets. The nature of big business means that information is accumulated at a staggering rate. The material that is already highly structured can be difficult enough to manage, such as formal

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