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Box VS Dropbox: Which storage suits all your business needs?

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Cloud storage provides you the freedom to share, edit, and collaborate on work assets of your business in real-time from any location. All data is safe and secure if you are lost your device. Both Box and Dropbox are cloud-based content management. Both are specially designed for businesses and enterprises to securely store the document and share them from anywhere at any time they want. This article gives you precise information about Box and Dropbox to immediately evaluate their difference.

What is Box?

Aaron Levie develops the box in 2004 as a college project, and the officially launched year is 2005 as a file-sharing and storage platform for consumers. It is an online file storage and collaboration service. Over time, Box added more features like Active Directory management and integration with Salesforce.com, Microsoft Office, and other popular business software. The box can work offline with a selected folder and store any file like docx, mp4, etc.

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free web-based application that allows you to save and store files, documents, or images across the internet. It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007. Dropbox provides a robust API for developers that allows many other apps to integrate into their’s and use them for cloud storage and sync them. Dropbox has generally been considered a consumer market service. It allows, stored your file securely and you give access only to people that you wish to by using a password and username.

Difference between Box and Dropbox

We provide a table below that make it easy to understand comparisons between Box and Dropbox:

Box

Dropbox

Basic

  • Box is a cloud storage company that provides individuals and businesses easy-to-use cloud storage and other enterprise solutions.
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Dropbox is the ultimate cloud storage tool for individuals and businesses that allow users to upload and share videos, photos, documents.
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Pricing

  • Free personal plan with 10 GB storage and the file uploaded limit of 250MB.
  • Personal Pro plan – 100 GB of storage with 5 GB file upload limit priced at $10 per month.

For Businesses:

Starter plan-

· $5 per user per month with 100 GB of storage and 5 GB upload limit.

Business plan-

· 5 GB upload limit of files priced at $15 per user month.

Enterprise plan-

· Unlimited storage and 5 GB upload limit with security and no limit on many users.

  • Dropbox plus plan – 1 TB of space priced at $9.99 per month.
  • Professional offers – 2 TB of space priced at $19.99 a month.

For Businesses:

Standard offers

· 3 TB of storage space priced at $12.50 per user per month.

Advanced offers

· Unlimited storage for businesses priced at $20 per user per month.

Enterprise plans are built for large businesses that need customized solutions with individual customer support.

Access Management

  • Box provides external access for users outside of Box regardless of the device they are using.
  • Dropbox saves data securely so that users can access them from anywhere they want.

Security

  • Box gives a suite of advanced security features for enterprise storage solutions.
  • Dropbox gives standard security features catered towards individuals and businesses the same.

Storage

 

 

  • File size restrictions 250MB for a free plan, 5GB for a paid personal plan
  • 10GB free storage
  • No, Earn extra Free storage
  • File size restrictions 10GB with a website, none with Dropbox apps
  • 2GB Free storage
  • Earn extra Free storage

Size

  • Personal: 250 MB
  • Business: 2 GB
  • Enterprise: 5 GB
  • Desktop or mobile apps: Unlimited
  •  Using the website: 300 MB

Mobile Support

Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Blackberry PlayBook, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Kindle Fire

Photo and Video

  • Photos can’t be  sent to a designated location
  • No Photo albums
  • Stream all video types
  • No Free and fast video uploading
  • Photos sent to a  designated location
  • Photo albums
  • Stream all video types
  • Free and fast video uploading

Support and Help

Email support, phone support, Web self-service support Email support, phone support, Web self-service support

Total users

15 million 175 million

Total customers

About 450,000 About 4 million

Business customers

150,000 3 million

Valuation

$1.2 billion $4 billion

Capital raised

$287 million $257 million

Focus

B2B, enterprise collaboration; has expanded to include personal users. Historically B2C online backups for important files have expanded to include businesses.

Conclusion:

Both are driveller process for the same purpose. But yes both differ in various ways like Dropbox is a free web-based application that allows you to save and store files, documents, and images over the Internet. You can share them with others if you wish. Box is an endeavor centered organization that enables people and organizations to utilize cloud-based computing to meet their current and document sharing and record storage needs.

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