Based on the official announcement that the company has published on its website, Dropbox has purchased enterprise communication company Clementine in an attempt to expand its customers’ support services. The deal is expected to turn very profitable for the two companies by adding 400 million users and 100,000 new businesses on their clients’ portfolios.
The communication service company is now going through a transition phase, which presupposes the temporary shutdown of Clementine’s activity. However, the startup has reassured customers that their free app will remain active until the end of August, so customers can still benefit of these services. The first customers, who will be transitioned to the new app will be the regular and premium subscribers, Clementine’s spokespersons have declared.
Dropbox has reassured customers that they will be just as dedicated to the companies they work for as they have been in the past. In addition, the company will add many other tools and services to facilitate work related activities.
Many features have already been inserted in Dropbox, including a two-stage identification process to increase account protection for larger companies that would like their online data to remain safe at all times. In addition, there are now three types of administration categories, giving companies different access to their folders.
Dropbox has also improved the exchange of files, expanding it even to people, who don’t normally have a Dropbox account. The two companies have not provided any details yet in relation to the new features and services that will be included once the transition phase is over, but judging from Clementine’s profile we can guess what changes Dropbox will be making.
Clementine is specialized in internal communication and has, for that reason, developed various programs and operating systems. The startup allows company members to make conference calls and have chat conversions using internal communication platforms.
Given Clementine’s profile and services, we expect Dropbox to develop a similar platform for its customers; thus, making file transfers even faster. The company concluded their press release by saying that they will be providing new pieces of information when the transition process is over.
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