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What are the cloud-based storage solutions for UIC?

UIC has several cloud storage services to choose from based on your needs. By default, your files are private and require you to log in to the cloud-based storage service in order to access them. You can also choose to share files with individuals, the University, or publicly.

Files stored in cloud-based storage provides the convenience of having access to your files from nearly any device with an Internet connection. The cloud-based storage services listed below each include their own optional software application that allow you to synchronize files among multiple devices and the cloud.

The following table outlines the current service offerings for cloud-based storage, describes the features of each service, and includes links to service-specific documentation. The services listed below are the only cloud storage solutions approved for university data.




U of I Box

OneDrive for Business (from Office 365)Google Drive (from Google Workspace) Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise Storage 
Service informationhttps://accc.uic.edu/service/boxhttps://accc.uic.edu/service/office-365https://accc.uic.edu/service/g-suitehttps://techservices.illinois.edu/services/webstore
Groups that are eligible for this serviceAll students, faculty, staff, and Intensive English Institute. Sponsored accounts are not eligible.
All students, faculty, staff, and Intensive English InstituteAll students, faculty, and staffAll Faculty and Staff with employee type A, B, C, and H. Type D on request.
Where to get helpconsult@uic.educonsult@uic.educonsult@uic.eduWebstore@illinois.edu
Amount of storage provided
per person
Unlimited online storage
Unlimited (rate-limited at 5 terabytes/user)
For requests for extension beyond 5TB, email office365@illinois.edu

Google Drive for EDU has unlimited storage20 gigabytes
Amount of storage provided
per team (group)
Unlimited online storageThis feature doesn't exist for OneDrive for Business.This feature doesn't exist for Google Drive for EDU.This feature Is not available for Adobe Creative Cloud storage.
Maximum size for a single file15 gigabytes10 gigabytes5 terabytes5 gigabytes
 Supports editing of files by multiple people at the same time (synchronous collaboration) usecheck.png
Supports collaborative editing of Box Notes, Office Online file types, and Google Docs file types stored in Box.
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Supports collaborative editing in both the Office Online and desktop versions of Microsoft Office.
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Supports collaborative editing of Google Docs file types.
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Supports collaborative editing via shared libraries.
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Secure, legal storage for
confidential FERPA data.
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Does not meet requirements for
FERPA data storage.
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Secure, legal storage for
confidential FERPA data.
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Does not meet requirements for
FERPA data storage.
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IMPORTANT: Read and understand Box Health Data Folders Guidelines before storing any PHI data. Protected data must be stored in approved Box Health Data Folder only.
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Does not meet requirements for
HIPAA data storage.
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Does not meet requirements for
HIPAA data storage.
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Does not meet requirements for
HIPAA data storage.
Available via web browserusecheck.png
http://uofi.box.com/
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http://onedrive.uic.edu
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https://gdrive.uic.edu
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https://www.adobe.com
Available via mobile app
(smartphone/tablet)
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Download the Box
app from your device's app store.
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Download the OneDrive
app from your device's app store.
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Download the Google Drive mobile
app from your device's app store. 

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Download the Adobe Creative Cloud app from your device's app store


Available via desktop app
(Windows/Mac)
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Download the Box Sync
software from the Box website
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Download the OneDrive for Business
Windows Sync software from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-started-with-the-new-OneDrive-sync-client-in-Windows-615391c4-2bd3-4aae-a42a-858262e42a49
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Download the Google Drive desktop
software from https://www.google.com/drive/download/
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Download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app software from https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/desktop-app.html

As a state institution, the University of Illinois is subject to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. For information about FOIA, please visit https://www.uillinois.edu/foia/.



Keywords:google drive, google apps, onedrive, onedrive for business, box, uofi box, ferpa, sensitive data, cloud, data retention, o365, office 365, online storage, dropbox, adobe creative cloud enterprise storage, eligible, eligibility options limit space   Doc ID:85458
Owner:Roberto U.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2018-09-05 19:37 CSTUpdated:2020-11-12 11:53 CST
Sites:University of Illinois at Chicago Sandbox KB, University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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