SkullCandy is one of the world’s most distinct audio brands, using unique technology, color and character to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. Skullcandy is headquartered in Park City, Utah.
With more than 300 employees across the globe – at locations in the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, China, and Japan – external sharing and collaboration of content has become an important success factor within Skullcandy’s business operations. Departments need to be able to quickly share documents with their counterparts in other locations, while also providing a consistent user-experience for employees who prefer different platforms.
At Skullcandy, the IT department has given employees platform freedom. “We let people choose the storage platform they like best and where they can be the most successful,” explained IT and Helpdesk Manager Zach Belles. “For our Windows users, we have Microsoft SharePoint on-premises and that’s great for them because they can map drives and collaborate easily, however our Mac users do not have that same user experience.”
To solve this challenge, Skullcandy looked to Dropbox for Business.
“We leverage Dropbox as a means to externally share files very easily, where our employees can have a mapped drive that is cloud-based, yet still accessible to them locally,” Belles said. “It went incredibly well for our Dropbox users. The people within the factories, our marketing staff, and our contractors are able to access and share files very easily, and we’ve seen improved efficiencies,” Belles said.
However, Skullcandy’s IT department was faced with the challenge of tightly integrating both SharePoint and Dropbox for Business in a seamless manner. “We needed to find a way to keep those platforms synchronized so users could choose the platform that works best for them.” Belles said. “So, Dropbox approached us about SkySync.”