Box at Yale: Storage, Collaboration Service Launches Today
(Submitted by Michael Caplin, Senior Operating Systems Programmer for ITS Core Services)
It's here! Yale ITS is pleased to introduce Box at Yale, a new cloud-based file-sharing and storage service available at no cost to members of the Yale community starting today.
Box at Yale makes it easy to upload content, organize files, share links to files, and manage permissions. With Box at Yale you can collaborate with colleagues both inside and outside the University seamlessly anytime, anywhere, on any device. Box at Yale accounts offer an ample 50 GB of file storage space. Students, faculty and staff with an active Yale NetID and a valid Yale email address are eligible for Box accounts. (When students graduate, they can convert their Box at Yale accounts to personal accounts, keeping their files and 50 GB of storage space.)
While Yale's Information Security Office has deemed Box at Yale secure for general use, data requiring Yale's highest level of protection (known as "3-lock data") is not permitted in Box accounts. Please take the time to understand what levels of protection are required to keep Yale's data confidential and safe from loss. Yale has devised a three-level system to categorize data security. Visit the Data and Information Classification section of the ITS website for additional information on what types of data fall under these categories.
Want to learn more? Register to attend the ITS Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 5, at noon at 25 Science Park, Room 125, for a live demonstration. In addition, you may visit the Box at Yale section of the ITS website to access helpful materials and information related to Box at Yale.