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Welcome to the smart workspace

These days, everything is smart – your phone, your credit card, your car, maybe even your house. But at work… not so much. Work is a mess, with documents and conversations spread across different platforms that don’t connect. It’s not your fault – technology at work just hasn’t caught up. It’s time for work to get smart. That’s why Dropbox is building the smart workspace.

Why now?

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Think about how much work has changed in the last decade.

We’ve gone from a few software tools to dozens of popular apps, communication channels and project management systems, each multi-device and always-on. We have more technology, more intelligence, more people to work with, in more ways than ever. But there’s a catch: the mental cost of managing it all. 

Most of us switch between apps at work every six minutes, with constant notifications interrupting our focus. With our content, tools and teams all scattered, it’s no wonder we feel frustrated and teams can’t get in sync. As it gets harder to get important things done at work, we’re working more during off-hours to try to keep up. But even as we creep toward a 24-hour workday, global productivity is stalling.

We’re not working smart. It’s time for a change.

A new way to work

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So, what is a smart workspace? And what does it look like? 

A smart workspace is a digital environment that brings all of a team’s content together with the tools they love. It helps users cut through the clutter and surfaces the work that matters most.

First, it connects all the content and tools you use for work, so everything is easily accessible. No more switching between platforms, apps and content types – a smart workspace lets you use them in one place. 

Second, it brings together the people and conversations associated with a file or project. The context for your work is all here, instead of being scattered across fragmented communication channels. 

Third, it uses machine intelligence to cut through the clutter and bring to the surface what matters most: it suggests which content you’ll need for a meeting or which might be relevant to a document you’re editing, and even recognises images so you don’t have to remember file names.

A smart workspace limits the noise and complexity so you can focus on the work that matters.

Sound good? We think so. A new way of working starts today.

Learn more

Hear about it from our CEO, Drew Houston

Dropbox CEO, Drew Houston, presents an event session about how Dropbox is building a smart workspace.