Dropbox for Business provides a central administrative console where you can manage members. Members can add and edit, but they can’t permanently delete files in the company’s Dropbox. The administrator always has tools to recover damaged or deleted files.
Dropbox.com Dropbox for Business provides a central administrative console where you can manage members. Members can add and edit, but they can’t permanently delete files in the company’s Dropbox. The administrator always has tools to recover damaged or deleted files.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a trend among employees and subcontractors who resist using employer-supplied mobile hardware in favor of using their own personal smartphone, tablet, or laptop for work. BYOD is nothing new, but the potential effects on businesses are changing fast. Ten years ago, the occasional BYOD request came from an “early adopter” asking to use a personal laptop for work, possibly before the company itself had been computerized. Today, practically every company is using technology, but then so is practically every employee, tradesman, and homeowner. And this year’s smartphones are next year’s “wearable computers” with the Internet built in. BYOD is here to stay, so you might as well start thinking about how to integrate employee-owned technology with company systems.

When it comes to office technology, adoption is everything. If people are unwilling or unable to use the systems you set up, the whole initiative will never get off the ground. BYOD is not a cure-all, but people are much more likely to use a device that they’re already familiar with—and that is already set up just the way they like it—than they...

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