Cloud service provider Box is coming to the Australian tertiary sector after Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARN) announced it will deploy the service across its client base, with trials already underway.
Box, already in use at a number of prestigious universities in the United States including Stanford, University of California, Cornell and Carnegie Mellon, is a cloud-based collaborative data storage service that allows academics, staff and students to share and manage content on any device.
Trials of the service are already underway at Edith Cowan University, Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University, University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology, Holmesglen TAFE and Newington College.
AARNEt, a not-for-profit organisation that provides internet and communications services to the educational sector, said the trials would allow the service to be customised to meet the needs of the Australian market.
“Our customers have been asking for a secure, scalable and affordable service packed with features that helps students, faculty and staff share and manage content from anywhere, anytime, on any device and we’re pleased to now offer them Box as a solution,” AARNet CEO Chris Hancock said.