Are you on board Dropbox for Business?


Dropbox for Business, our external file sharing service is arriving soon, stopover and find out what’s on offer and how to get on board.

IT Services are bringing you Dropbox for Business in October which will you give you a secure external collaborative space to share and work on files of any size or type. It’s free, fast and easy to use. Files can be accessed from anywhere and from any device whether that’s the web, desktop or mobile device.

You can also collaborate with external people even if they don’t have a paid Dropbox account.  You can add them to a shared folder if they have Dropbox Basic or send them folders or file links without having an account at all.

You can read more about what else is on offer with the University’s Dropbox for Business service on StaffNet.

Get on board

If you think Dropbox for Business is for you and you want to get on board, request the service online and accept the terms and conditions including the Dropbox information handling guidelines.

If you’re a seasoned user of Dropbox and want to change to the University’s service, you will still need to request the service online first.

For postgraduate research students who want to sign up to the University Dropbox for Business service or have already requested it, we will review access on a case by case basis.

Check in to the Dropbox for Business scenarios pack and learn what you will need to do when you receive your account in October.

4 thoughts on “Are you on board Dropbox for Business?

  1. Andreas Prokop October 7, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Sorry, but the logo “Fly Manchester” does not convey very well the idea of exchanging data and making connections. It clashes a bit with the Manchester Fly Facility ( and of course brings up Manchester Airport in any searches. Just a thought.


    • ritnews October 7, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Hello Andreas. Thank you for your feedback. Dropbox for Business is a IT Services project rather than a Research IT initiative therefore I have passed your feedback onto the appropriate team.


    • Kim October 7, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Hi Andreas, I am the manager within the marketing and communications team that has been working on this, so please allow me to elaborate on the imagery…

      The Dropbox service is just one deliverable of the University’s wider Cyber Security programme. As part of that whole programme, we are going to be using an airport analogy to take staff and students through that ‘cyber journey’ – drawing parallels between the various security operations within an airport that most people are already familiar with, and the security practices we will be bringing in to the University. Within this concept we are using the visual of a fictional airline, which is the image shown above (using the Manchester bee and it’s secure hive as iconography).

      As Dropbox if the first deliverable of that programme, we are starting to integrate the graphic. Over the coming months there will be more communications and activities about the wider Cyber programme which will then begin to tie everything together.

      I can wholly appreciate however that in the context of this blog post specific to Dropbox and in isolation of anything else, that the graphic appears confusing. I will bear that in mind for future activities.

      Many thanks for your feedback.


  2. ritnews October 13, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Please note that the IT Services Communications team made a decision on the 13th Oct to change the imagery around this campaign. The logo has been amended accordingly.


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