Patrick Heim is Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox. Dropbox has a partnership arrangement with Guidance Software, and I interviewed Patrick Heim at Guidance Software’s CEIC 2015 in Las Vegas.
For many of us, Dropbox is an invaluable tool, mainly for its ability to synchronise files between devices at a personal level. Its biggest growth, however, is in providing file synchronisation and sharing facilities for business.
The interview begins with an explanation from Patrick Heim as to his title – trust and security are key components of any file management solution, he says; care of the data, security, compliance and confidentiality, all require trust.
The growth of Dropbox’s business – it now has 100,000 companies as customers globally – reflects its ability to facilitate collaboration and control and, as Patrick Heim puts it, to “integrate partners and collaboration networks”, where use of the cloud is inevitable and companies must collaborate with multiple partners.
Patrick Heim gives some examples of specific use cases. The importance of the partnership between Dropbox and Guidance Software is that it allows companies to extend their discovery capabilities into Dropbox.