Microsoft is rolling out a number of updates to OneDrive for Business, including new controls over sharing and better management tools for IT. It's no coincidence that Microsoft made the announcements this week, when Box is holding its annual user conference and playing up its enterprise capabilities. The file share and sync market continues to be incredibly competitive, with new entrants like Box and DropBox vying for the enterprise against traditional vendors like Microsoft.
Google announced today new security features for the enterprise-focused version of its Google Drive service. Those functions will help propel the company in the competitive enterprise file sharing and collaboration space.
Dropbox announced a new feature that lets Basic and Pro account users to create teams so that everyone in the group can share files in a team folder.
Dropbox suffered an outage on Sunday, according to users posting messages on Twitter and the Dropbox online community.
Cloud storage firm Dropbox is using dedicated USB security keys to beef up its security. The company announced Wednesday that it is using USB keys to implement two-factor authentication.
Dropbox's top security executive told ITPro that the company is considering offering free storage to people who agree to use stronger security settings.
While Box may have started out targeting business users, Dropbox, Google and Microsoft are doing much better at attracting small and medium size business users, at least according to a survey that Spiceworks did recently.
EMC is mostly getting out of the online sync and share business, selling off Syncplicity to Skyview Capital, a private investment firm. EMC said it will retain a financial interest in Syncplicity.
Dropbox is stepping up its enterprise push with new integrations with AirWatch and MobileIron that will become available "in the coming months."
Dropbox today released new features for its Dropbox for Business, which provide IT administrators with new controls and deployment capabilities.