Cloud Storage Committee Recommends OneDrive
The committee recommended Microsoft OneDrive over Box.com and Dropbox. The three vendors presented their final pitches to the committee, which had about 30 members, in December 2015. The committee recommended OneDrive for multiple reasons. OneDrive contains e-discovery tools and security tools to better protect sensitive data. OneDrive is included in the current Microsoft license with no additional cost to the University. It also integrates well with other Microsoft Office products and has unlimited storage. In addition, having a common tool with other universities that have or are migrating to Office 365, including OneDrive, enables collaboration.
OneDrive will be released for students in Fall 2016, with faculty and staff access to follow after.