I have recently started a new job at a company and love it so far, the main reason I enjoy it is because everyone seems switched on and open to suggestions for improvement.
My boss and I moved to the new company together after an acquisition. I am a creative designer and work on many projects across the company. A problem we have is that not everyone has access to the shared/networked drives internally within the company and they don't seem that reliable to me. Having spoken to my boss's boss and my other colleagues we agreed that the best solution for a big project would be to use a service like dropbox or maybe onedrive. However, my boss is opposed to the idea saying that we shouldnt be introducing shadow IT into the company, I also think that she just doesn't understand these services as she has never used them before.
The issue I see here is that most people in the company use their own shadow IT i.e they work on macs and share files using dropbox, practically speaking the shared drives are rarley used and usually only for sensitve projects.
The question I have is how can I convince my boss to adopt dropbox?
Edit: Thanks for all your comments here.
Generally I agree with the points you are making i.e. this may not be the most secure place, but most of the info stored here will be Marketing related these will be editable versions of banners posted on social media and email for translation by other regions.
I agree that dropbox is not the best solution, but I only suggested it because alot of people in the company already seems to be using it. The issue here is that company provides those who request it with macs bu Mac cant access the networked drives as IT usually have their hands full and don't configure the machines properly.
The company already has a cloud solution in place but it is by a very small little-known company and their product is difficult to use thus gets used very little.
Some teams have Office 365, in my opinion this could be something I could request, but my boss seems opposed to the concept on a broader theoretical level.
What I find frustrating is that I already keep getting files shared as dropbox links as people in regions and those on macs simply use their personal dropbox accounts to share these, it would just be easier to have a shared folder.