Dropbox further promoting business angle with new apps hub

Summary:Some of those more enterprise-geared, third-party apps include solutions from Salesforce.com, CloudOn, Asana, and Cisco WebEx.

Dropbox is further pushing its business-friendly services into the spotlight with the addition of a new hub dedicated to third-party apps.

The new page launching this week highlights some of the apps that integrate with Dropbox for Business and leverage the Dropbox Platform for fostering collaboration and facilitating identity management.

According to Dropbox reps, there are more than 100,000 active apps on the Dropbox Platform.

Introduced in July , the Dropbox Platform was touted as a strategy for replacing physical storage altogether, promising an infrastructure that holds and feeds data saved on the cloud storage service with external apps and solutions.

Dropbox's collective of supported apps runs the gamut of serving personal productivity needs to enterprise workflows.

Some of those more enterprise-geared, third-party apps include solutions from Salesforce.com, CloudOn, Asana, and Cisco WebEx.

The San Francisco-headquartered business has been stepping up its enterprise strategy over the last few months.

CEO Drew Houston made a few comments about this roadmap during his appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 earlier this week, telling TechCrunch's Josh Constine that the private company has been more focused on the IT audience "so they can get the control back on a chaotic situation."

Dropbox's play to highlight business apps follows similar moves by competitors such as Box.com and Google Drive , both of which have made attempts to elevate their third-party app ecosystems to more prominence.

Topics: Cloud, Apps, Enterprise Software, Mobility, Storage

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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