The file sharing and synchronization market is a pretty busy, hot space. According to Osterman Research the total available market for File Sync & Share (FSS) will grow to $106 billion by 2017. Two of the dominant vendors in this space are Box and Dropbox. These companies share quite a few similarities. Both companies were started by VERY young entrepreneurs. Both companies are based in Silicon Valley. Both companies have experienced tremendous growth the past few years (Annual growth for Box at the end of 2012 was 150 percent year-over-year growth; In 2011 Dropbox’s valuation was estimated around $1 billion and it’s now closer to $5 - $10 billion.)
While Dropbox has plans to move up market to the enterprise, the company will face a tough road ahead as Box has built its presence there. So, what’s the difference between the two services?
Software Advice recently broke down all the features and functionality - the pro’s, the con’s, the technology, the security details, mobile support, user experience, etc. Below is a summary of the ratings included in the Software Advice comparison. For a full list with all the details, check out Box vs. Dropbox