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Dropbox the latest to adopt public cloud privacy standard

Dropbox is the latest to adopt one of the first public cloud-focused data privacy standards

Cloud storage provider Dropbox said it has adopted ISO 27018, among the first international standards focusing on the protection of personal data in the public cloud.

Dropbox targets France with new Paris office

Dropbox has opened a new office in Paris

Dropbox has announced the opening of its Paris office, the company’s third European location. The cloud storage incumbent wants to redouble efforts to target French businesses.

Dropbox, Vodafone buddy up on cloud storage

Dropbox and Vodafone are partnering to push cloud services for consumers

Vodafone is partnering with Dropbox in a deal that will see the telco offer iPhone and Android phone customers free cloud-based storage for a year.

Dropbox nabs former Motorola CFO as IPO rumours flare

Vanessa Wittman, Dropbox's new chief financial officer

Dropbox has appointed former Motoralla CFO Vanessa Wittman as the company’s new chief financial officer, reigniting rumours the firm could follow its rival Box in releasing an initial public offering.

Dropbox buys up CloudOn to strengthen MS Office capabilities

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn the same week its competitor Box plans to go public

Dropbox has quietly acquired CloudOn, a provider of a mobile app that lets users create and edit Microsoft Office documents, for an undisclosed sum.

Microsoft targets smart email with Acompli acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Acompli to bolster its mobile strategy

Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a mobile email application provider for iOS and Android devices. The company hasn’t disclosed the final sale price but numerous reports suggest Acompli fetched north of $200m.

Enterprise cloud storage struggling against consumer-focused offerings, Ovum claims

Enterprise-focused cloud storage and collaboration vendors are struggling to overtake consumer focused offerings in the enterprise

Although the number of enterprise-focused players entering the cloud storage marketing seems to be growing each month, recently published research suggests consumer offerings still account for the bulk of the solutions used in businesses today. Of employees using file sync and share tools at work, 89 per cent are using consumer products and just 9 per cent of those using these services claim to be satisfied with the commercial, enterprise-focused offerings given to them by their corporate IT department, according to Ovum.

Node4 pivots into cloud-based file sync and share

Node4 is dipping its heels into the cloud-based file share and sync space

Cloud and datacentre services provider Node4 has launched a cloud-based file share and sync platform aimed at SMEs which the company said will rival solutions provided by Dropbox, Box, Microsoft and Google Drive.

Dropbox brings premium cloud offerings in line with competitors’

Dropbox has updated its premium cloud storage plan but is it competitive?

Dropbox has consolidated its premium cloud storage offerings into one plan, upped the storage and dropped the price in a bid to bring its service closer in line with those offered by competitors like Box and Microsoft.

Microsoft ups cloud storage ante (again)

Microsoft is upping the amount of cloud storage it offers to users

Not long after the software giant upped OneDrive storage for business users of Office 365, Microsoft announced that it has extended those benefits to all Office 365 users, and upped the amount of free storage given to OneDrive users from 7 GB to 15 GB, bringing its offering more in line with Dropbox among other cloud storage competitors.