back to article Dropbox upgrade adds nice bits for sysadmins

Sysadmins need a "nice" user experience, and Daniel Iversen, head of solution architects for Dropbox Asia Pacific, told The Register that was in mind when the company pushed out a bunch of new admin capabilities. In other words: this is “not about a feature race”, he said, rather a more deliberate – and staged – upgrade …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does sound sensible

    Until the private (free) accounts switch to something else to get round the limit.

    Dropbox makes sure it has paying customers and staff quietly jump to other services spreading the risk. Dropbox focussed sounds good, bigger picture not so much.

  2. ElReg!comments!Pierre

    allowing only sanctionned account to avoid data leakage?

    So, manglement gets access to their Dropbox accounts while the proles don't. Which means the in-house storage/file exchange system can -and will- be a load of unusable crap. It makes sense, too, because surely manglement doesn't have access to sensitive documents that need to be protected... so having a backup of the entire financial info for the quarter on an external system, waiting to be hacked -or spear-phished into- is a-OK, because it's more convenient for the chief beancounter.

    These "nice" additions are going to cause massive headache for the poor admin who can't reply "No sir, we can't allow DropBox on our systems because the proles will leak info and share cat pics" anymore.

  3. Halfmad

    Grudgingly admit it's a good start.

    I'm still more worried about where data is though, where it's backed up to and if it's deleted when it's.. deleted.

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