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Dropbox's head of enterprise says collaboration will set it apart

Katherine Noyes | Sept. 7, 2015
'This is a platform competition,' Ross Piper says

Also increasingly critical will be openness to users and technologies of all kinds, Piper said.

"This is a platform competition," he said. "You can't be unique to one segment, and you can't just be enterprise-to-enterprise. Companies want the freedom to choose what lets them work across boundaries."

Looking ahead, Dropbox will continue its two-pronged push to be the best tool for end users while also adding the extras enterprises need in order to be able to trust the service. "In cloud subscriptions, you have to earn the business again and again," Piper said.

As for that $10 billion valuation, "we need to work with industry leaders to help them find new ways to collaborate," Piper said. "If you think about all the enterprise potential out there, we have a long ways to go."

 

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