Cloud-based storage is an online system in which a user is allocated storage space on a server and can share files with others over the Internet. By default, files stored are private but can be shared with individuals, the University, or publicly.
Files stored in cloud-based storage can be accessed from nearly any device with an Internet connection. The cloud-based storage services listed below include their own optional software application that allows the synchronization of files among multiple devices and the cloud.
- Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices.
- Box accounts are available to current UIC students, faculty, and staff (external affiliates are not eligible).
- A valid UIC primary NetID and a common password are required to create a University Box account and to later access the University Box account.
- Google Drive is available in student’s UIC Gmail accounts. Enables students to create documents, and share on the fly with Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps.
- Google Drive can be used to create and share a variety of online documents, from word processing and spreadsheets to forms and presentations — all with mobile access.
- OneDrive is a convenient cloud storage solution if you use other Microsoft Office 365 apps, such as Exchange.