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AZ Tech Beat | November 16, 2019

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Dropbox cloud storms into Sun Devil territory

Dropbox cloud storms into Sun Devil territory
Chloe Nordquist

Arizona State University is upgrading from slow servers and thumb drives to cloud-based storage.

ASU is joining the list of universities that are now using Dropbox for Education’s collaboration platform.

They launched the platform university-wide for over 10,000 faculty and staff members. The platform will help with storing and managing staff files and research documents securely and in one location.

“With Dropbox, our reach becomes as immediate and broad as the Internet,” ASU Chief Information Officer Gordon Wishon said. “An ASU curriculum specialist working in Singapore can develop and upload a shared graduate curriculum and connect with an educator teaching in Paris, an administrator in China, and IT support in Tempe.”

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Staff and faculty won’t have to create new credentials to use Dropbox and ASU will continue to use their existing security solutions.

“Leveraging the Dropbox for Education platform for ASU faculty and staff means boosting efficiency, speed, access, data sharing, and the quality of our academic, research, and administrative operations,” Wishon said.

Over 400 million individuals and 8 million businesses around the world currently use Dropbox. The San Francisco-based cloud data service and storage platform was created in 2007 and has nearly 1,200,000,000 files saved online every day.

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We reached out to Dropbox and will update upon response.