DROPBOX is now deployed in 4,000 educational institutions worldwide which include newest top universities Teachers College Columbia University, Chapman University, Carleton College, Edinboro University, and the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queens’ University.
We introduced Dropbox education specifying the needs of educational institutions to give away a new solution designed to meet those needs and help faculty and staff at Universities and colleges to be more productive.
Dropbox Education offer includes:
Cost-effective pricing: Dropbox Education will get key features and functionalities they need at $49/ user – per year whereas Business customer pays $149/ year. The institutions are also eligible for volume – based discounts based on their deployment size.
Shared storage limits: Each user gets 15GB of shared storage – giving an example; a 500 person team gets 7.5 TB of space for flexible access to data.
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Extended version history: Users can recover any previous version data or deleted file at any time within the year of an edit or deletion.
Compliance support: what about the compliance with standards and regulations? It stands certified with ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 privacy and data protection. It signifies with SOC3 for Security, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. The compliance standards include FERPA, COPPA, HIPAA, and HITECH Act.
Dropbox expanded partnership with Ingram Micro and Synnex that will bring Education to, even more, colleges and universities. The institutions have the option to work with their trusted partners or with Dropbox.
Getting on board is easy. The University of North Carolina Charlotte utilized to give faculty and staff access to their favorite tools, without sacrificing security or simplicity. Their CIO Michael Carlin explains:
“Before we deployed Dropbox to teachers and employees, we previously had thousands of Dropbox users with private accounts. We were able to store a secure environment with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface while giving them a product they already know and love. Other cloud files storage solutions we considered worked to add too many features, making their user interfaces too busy and adding questionable value for the bulk of users.”
Dropbox was the clear solution for replacing legacy Windows servers At Davidson College while complementing existing workflows. Rob Smith, Director of Systems and Networks, explains why:
“Our in-house sync test proved that Dropbox was the fastest at syncing files — faster than Box, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive, which weren’t even able to complete the file upload. The results made me realize we could justify paying for a solution that works, versus going with a free or lower-cost solution. Additionally, the Office 365 and Dropbox integration has enabled us to save valuable time accessing and collaborating on Office files.”