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November 19, 2014

Education to think outside the Box

Higher education IT body Jisc partners with Box for file sharing tools.

By CBR Staff Writer

Higher education IT body Jisc is working with collaboration specialist Box to give UK academics and researchers access to file sharing tools.

Box has been appointed to the File Sync and Share framework by Jisc, which manages digital technology for UK education and research, including the Janet network.

"Research and education organisations across our community are calling for access to sync and share facilities that aid collaboration, while also meeting the sector’s increasingly stringent security requirements," said Dan Perry, director of product and marketing at Janet.

Box is now available through a dynamic purchasing system to higher and further education institutions and researchers in the UK.

Jisc is a champion of digital technologies in education and research. Its vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

The UK government deployed Box to its G-Cloud portal in 2013 and 27 million individuals at 240,000 businesses around the world use the collaborative technology.

"Our partnership with Jisc removes the barriers to cloud adoption within the education sector by delivering a platform that supports education programmes and strategies." said David Quantrell, Box senior vice president and general manager of EMEA.

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