Gladstone Institutes and the CEGIR use Dropbox to further team collaboration and discovery.
Dropbox has emerged as a dominant leader in file sharing and storage for people and businesses – allowing users the ability to share and collaborate on documents and files from practically anywhere in the world, on any device. It currently has 500 million users, with 1.2 billion files being uploaded to Dropbox every 24 hours. Dropbox recently has done some infrastructure enhancements to up users’ security and better protect their information on Dropbox. Having recently announced a collaboration with Intel, they have added convenient two-step verification for users on Intel PC’s, better-protecting users from threats such as stolen passwords and phishing.
An estimated 8 billion of Dropbox users are business customers (paying and non-paying), and one such healthcare organization is the Gladstone Institutes – a biomedical research organization that researches treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS. Organizations like these are using Dropbox to facilitate collaboration among their scientist teams. The Gladstone Institutes say the platform has helped them “work faster and more efficiently” to focus on their mission to overcome major unsolved diseases. Gladstone’s Chief Information Officer Dr. Scott Pegg, says their team uses Dropbox to alleviate the need of sharing data sets, images and other hard copies, that previously needed to be couriered or delivered to other workplaces in order be shared.
Similarly, the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) says Dropbox, “enables our team of researchers to share feedback and recommendations in real time,” allowing them to analyze scanned images of tissue samples and share them via Dropbox, as opposed to physically mailing glass samples to their headquarters in Cincinnati.