Dropbox opens first non-US office in Dublin

Summary:With one-third of its user base now in Europe, the cloud storage company is getting ready to open its first office outside of the US.

Dropbox is to open its first office outside the US, in the Irish capital of Dublin.

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The cloud storage company has 100 million users , who have historically been handled by Dropbox's one and only office, located in San Francisco.

The Irish office will see the company dealing with European queries locally, and doing so in additional European languages.

"Our user operations team will be offering support in even more languages (now in Italian and European Spanish too), and our sales folks will be available to chat about Dropbox for Teams at nearly all hours of the day," a post on the Dropbox blog said.

One-third of Dropbox's users are now in Europe, according to the company, with travel agent Thomas Cook among the users of Dropbox's enterprise offering, Dropbox for Teams.

While Dropbox hasn't said how many staff it intends to hire for its Dublin office, it said it's recruiting for "multilingual sales teams, account management and user operations staff". Dropbox has yet to confirm when the office will open but it's already listing a handful of Dublin-based vacancies on its jobs page, including an account manager, a user ops engineer and an IT engineer.

Topics: Cloud, EU

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Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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