Charlie & Alice to the cloud

One of CIS goals for 2018 is to move material currently stored on our Windows file servers (called “Charlie” and “Alice”) to a cloud storage option.

We are beginning an initiative to move most of the files on Alice and Charlie to Google Drive. There are a number reasons we would like to move stored files to the cloud as soon as possible. Cost, security concerns, compliance with the College’s records retention policy, and convenience are all factors. On Google Drive you will have unlimited storage space for files of any kind at no financial cost to the College.

We will be proceeding in a phased fashion, similar to our Duo implementation process. As with Duo, we will start with a group of early adopters in order to identify issues and concerns. Although CIS has done preliminary tests, we believe that our usage of cloud file storage may be different from how it is used by other departments.

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