New cloud-based services are intended to help faculty, students and staff create, edit, store and share materials without the hassle of USB drives or email attachments, and working from mobile devices, a PC or a Mac, from anywhere in the connected world. The services are secure; to access them, UC Davis users will be prompted to enter their campus Login IDs and passphrases.
Three options are available at no cost to those interested:
Box: Box allows anyone with an account to share files with the people they choose, and collaborate online with colleagues on campus or at other institutions. It offers unlimited storage. IET will administer and support this service in partnership with several schools and colleges.
Google Drive: This is Google’s version of a cloud-based data storage and sharing service. Drive is the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It is linked to Google+, a social networking and videoconferencing service, as well as other Google Apps (Sites, Blogger, etc.).
OneDrive: This cloud-based storage is available to faculty and staff who have choosen to migrate to Microsoft Office 365 for email. OneDrive can be installed on a Mac, PC, and mobile devices, including tablets. Additionally, you can access OneDrive from anywhere in the world via the OneDrive website.