Spiceworks today announced a technology integration and partnership with Dropbox to help companies simplify the use of Dropbox accounts within their organization. As part of the partnership, Dropbox features have been integrated into Spiceworks’ free IT management application to help streamline how companies discover, manage, and grow Dropbox environments.
According to Spiceworks’ July 2012 Cloud Barometer report, 52 percent of IT pros say their employees are using cloud-based file sharing today on their own or through a company-approved vendor. Of those who are selecting and using file-sharing services on their own, 87 percent are using Dropbox.
“Dropbox is an incredible tool that helps our company collaborate on important documents and access information from anywhere, whether at work on a PC or away from the office on a mobile device,” said Luke Pettway, IT support technician at Shades of Light. “This integration will help us more efficiently discover and manage Dropbox accounts within our company, all from the application I use each day to do my job.”
The Dropbox integration with Spiceworks is designed to help companies and their IT departments quickly understand how often Dropbox is being used within their organization, view the status of company-issued Dropbox accounts, and monitor allocated space. Spiceworks users will also be able to share and download Dropbox documents from within Spiceworks, and assign Help desk tickets to individual Dropbox accounts when employees need help.
"With the recent launch of our enhanced admin console and upcoming availability of SSO, we're working closely with IT administrators to help them get the most out of Dropbox for their companies," said Dan Levine, who leads platform at Dropbox. " Spiceworks is one of the most widely used tools among IT professionals, which is why we're excited to partner with them on this integration."
“Through this partnership, Dropbox and Spiceworks are helping simplify how companies store their information so employees can be more productive and IT departments can manage a popular service from the application they use every day to do their jobs,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “Dropbox is one of the highest rated cloud services in Spiceworks, so we’re excited to integrate this service more tightly into the Spiceworks experience."
Current and prospective Dropbox customers can manage their services for free by downloading or updating their Spiceworks application to the latest version 6.2. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.com.