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Dropbox sees rival file-piles merely as dots in rearview mirror

That CLOUD is moving like the WIND! Eh? What do you mean, 'metaphor police'?

A biz-research report says that cloudy pile-o-files Dropbox is currently walking away with the enterprise sync 'n' share market.

The report (451 subscription required) shows a chart depicting Dropbox' dominance.

The 451 organisation surveyed 1,000 users and found Dropbox led with circa 44 per cent, followed by Microsoft's OneDrive with around 25 per cent and Google's Drive was in the number three slot. The vociferous Box trailed in fourth.

Egnyte was tenth and EMC's Syncplicity held the 13th slot. Amazingly, less than a fifth of the survey base paid for their file sync and share services - and there is no correlation between user base size and revenue. The research report author expects corporate suppliers, like EMC with its Syncplicity product, to make better progress in the next 18 months.

A November 20 ChangeWave report from 451 said:

"Dropbox (44 per cent) remains the leading vendor for paid mobile file sharing and synchronisation services. Microsoft OneDrive (27 per cent) comes in second, closely followed by Google Drive (24 per cent)." ®

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