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Dropbox has announced that it has secured the custom of the IESE Business School to enable better file and information sharing between staff and students across the organisation’s global network of campuses.

The IESE, which has sites in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, New York and São Paulo, explained that one of the core reasons for choosing Dropbox is that it was already popular with students.

“During the selection process we found that 3,000 students already had Dropbox accounts, so we knew that it was the popular choice,” said Sergi Jufresa, chief information officer at the IESE, adding that this made the deployment a breeze.

“Adoption has been extremely high due to the simplicity of Dropbox. Only minimal training is needed, which has helped it avoid becoming shelfware.”

Jufresa added that Dropbox Business integration with other services used by the school, including those from Microsoft, was another key reason for the choice.

“We also use Office 365, so the integration between the two platforms is really helpful to our staff and users across the globe,” he said.

This was particularly useful for the organisation’s admissions team, Jufresa explained, which has 15 offices in various locations and regularly uses Office 365 to work on submissions to the institution.

Dropbox boasts that it now has over 4,000 educational establishments using its services as the company looks to promote its business offerings, having originally grown in the consumer market.

The firm announced earlier this year that customers can choose to have data stored in Europe as part of ongoing efforts by cloud providers to broaden their location offerings to specific jurisdictions.

Dropbox also announced the launch of a major set of controls for business customers to give IT teams more oversight and management of information shared on the platform.