Exciting News on Box Storage

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Dear Colleagues:

I am writing today to share some exciting news about our Box storage solution. I recently met with the CEO of Box and was able to secure a revised licensing arrangement at no additional cost. Box has agreed to increase the annual storage cap and has reduced the price of overages such that Box remains a cost effective option to support storage of Protected Health Information and sensitive data for the foreseeable future. We are finalizing the contract now.

This is good news in many ways, and it provides time and an opportunity to develop a more thoughtful storage/content management strategy leveraging the various platforms we have available to us, including Box, Google, SharePoint and OneDrive.

We still encourage you to delete non-essential files that are no longer in use, and request you consider using Google Drive for sharing administrative, non-sensitive data. There is no immediate need to migrate data out of box, particularly not sensitive research and academic data. 

UIS has developed a website where we will be communicating updates on Box and our developing storage strategy.  If you would like to be an early adopter of new storage platforms, we have developed an Early Adopter Sign-up Form to collect more information. If you have unique use cases for Box (integrations, sensitive data, external collaborators, etc.) please provide additional information using the  Box Use Case Assessment Questionnaire; this will assist with developing a long term storage management strategy.


Judd Nicholson
VP and CIO