By now, it is clear that the cloud is not binary—choices aren’t limited to one cloud or another, or to one service or another. Businesses require solutions that converge so that their workers can collaborate more effectively.
This is why we’ve built an open ecosystem in Google Cloud. We value and encourage partnerships within this ecosystem because these joint innovations are what’s most helpful to our customers. Today, we are delighted to announce that Dropbox customers can access the collaborative power of G Suite—specifically in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Dropbox for G Suite creates a unified experience for the millions of customers who are working jointly in both services by integrating core G Suite products—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides—with Dropbox’s content and collaboration platform. Together, employees can:
- Create and store Docs, Sheets and Slides in Dropbox alongside other traditional files.
- Use Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to edit Microsoft Office file types stored in Dropbox, without having to change file formats.
- Add Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to shared Dropbox folders which will then automatically inherit the same sharing permissions.
Improving collaboration at Dow Jones
Dow Jones, a publishing and financial information company that has operated for more than 200 years, uses G Suite as its standardized enterprise productivity solution and is an early adopter of Dropbox for G Suite.
“Dropbox for G Suite has given our employees the flexibility to use the tools they love, while creating a simple, connected way for them to share and work together,” says Shaown Nandi, CIO of Dow Jones and Head of North America Shared Services for News Corp. “This is possible in large part because of the interoperability that Google has added with its partners like Dropbox, so we’re excited to see these integrations expanding.”
This integration compliments joint services that already exist between Dropbox and G Suite, including ways to access files saved in Dropbox directly from Gmail ways to share files to Gmail from Dropbox, and ways to provision and deprovision Dropbox users directly from the Cloud Identity or G Suite Admin console to improve employee on-boarding workflows and user lifecycle management. Learn more about Dropbox for G Suite.
Building an open cloud
G Suite has hundreds of integrations to help businesses work more effectively, and we’re continuing to invest in both the G Suite platform and its ecosystem of partners. When it comes to content collaboration, G Suite already integrates with numerous partners to help enterprises organize and use content more effectively, including Dropbox, DocuSign, Salesforce, Evernote, LucidChart and more.
Outside of content collaboration, G Suite has hundreds of integrations to help businesses work more effectively. Learn more on our website.