Dropbox expands desktop footprint by teaming with HP, Acer

The development follows up a security update from the cloud storage provider, bolstering Dropbox's plan to maintain data security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Dropbox resides primarily in the cloud, but the file sync and store service is spreading its wings to land on more desktops.

The San Francisco-headquartered business has inked deals with Hewlett-Packard and Acer to bring the desktop client directly to their hardware.

Dropbox has already been preloaded onto some of the newest HP and Acer tablets, and the next stop will be PCs, scheduled to follow in early 2015.

Earlier this month, Dropbox also launched promotions on select HP and Acer devices, promising anywhere between eight and 23 extra free gigabytes of Dropbox storage space on top of the initial two free gigabytes already offered to the public at large.

Dropbox has already been building up its industry and global partnership reserves over the course of the year, reinforcing its connections and brand as an initial public offering on Wall Street is expected to emerge eventually.

Much like the rest of the tech industry these days, Dropbox has been primarily focused on mobile channels, racking up collaborations with Samsung, Sony Mobile, and Deutsche Telekom.

But the cloud company inked its inaugural PC and tablet deal with Dell with an announcement at CES 2014 in January.

Elsewhere in the burgeoning Dropbox cloud dropped a new security update from the cloud storage provider, which was announced on Monday.

Dropbox for Business has attained the ISO 27001 certification for its growing compliance list, bolstering the company's strategy for maintaining data security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Dropbox further boasted that it is among the first in the industry to be certified using the 2013 revision of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard with cloud services in mind.

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