DropBox Cloud Storage Hires Google Veteran Dennis Woodside as Chief Operating Officer

DropBox Cloud Storage Provider

DropBox Cloud Storage Provider

The DropBox cloud storage company is aggressively eying on the enterprise storage business by using all available resources. A new investment of $250 million and new hiring are a few to name.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by DropBox cloud storage company on Feb 12, 2014 that it is going to hire a Google veteran Dennis Woodside as the chief operating officer, COO of the company. This announcement came after the raising of a funding of $250 million, which was made public a few weeks back. The company is eying aggressively on the enterprise cloud storage market, which has become fiercely competitive and the DropBox is facing a difficult time to cope with the harshness of the marketplace.

Dennis Woodside would be heading the operations of the company to make sure that a proper strategy to get the substantial enterprise storage business to the fold. Woodside has been working in Google for more than a decade in different positions and capacities. Currently, he was head of Motorola Mobility, a business unit of Google Corporation. He took over this department in May 2012 – prior to this position, he has also worked as the head of Google Americas. He also led the major section of Google company in Europe, Asia and other emerging markets.

The Google veteran possesses strong exposure and expertise in establishing partnerships and enterprise level programs to attract the business section. He possesses strong knowledge of how to sell the software as a service SaaS product in the domain of small and medium enterprises. The DropBox strongly focuses on the business of enterprise cloud storage – therefore, the experience and expertise of Woodside would be more desirable for the company to realize its market ambitions.

Earlier than this hiring, DropBox has released the enterprise version of cloud storage a few months back and managed an investment of $250 million to strengthen its enterprise cloud storage portfolio.

While praising about the capabilities and experience of Dennis Woodside, the CEO of the Google Corporation, Mr. Larry Page said, “Dennis and the team have reinvented Motorola, with wonderful products like Moto X and Moto G,” “I wish him all the best with his new big job at Dropbox” he further added.

This move of DropBox is a clear indication of its seriousness to face the competition posed by its rivals such as – Microsoft, Amazon and Google.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn