In case you missed it, as of May 2018, all McMaster faculty and staff have access to MacDrive, the University’s own online cloud storage infrastructure to store, synchronize and share data files.
Cloud storage solutions are robust and convenient. A secure, in-house cloud storage solution addresses the potential security or data protection concerns attributed to commercial cloud providers, and the way that McMaster University has implemented MacDrive is flexible, innovative and inclusive.
The demand for cloud storage across campus has grown significantly. The MacDrive Project Team wanted to serve this demand with a solution that was safe, secure and managed locally. For the past two years, over 2,000 users have been piloting the use of this tool. Pilot users shared overwhelmingly positive feedback about using MacDrive, so it’s now available to all active employees of McMaster. MacDrive is not intended for student use.
This project is one of the first to be funded through the new McMaster IT Governance model.
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