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Using Box Storage @ Pitt

Learn to use Box cloud storage for your work at Pitt.

Box @ Pitt

Box has been adopted as the universal cloud storage service at Pitt. It is supported by CSSD. It is recommended for:

  • Accessing files from your home computer without using a flash drive
  • Sending and sharing large files
  • Collaborating on a project
  • Organizing your files

Use this guide to learn how to use Box effectively for your work at Pitt.

What is Cloud Storage?

“[Cloud Storage] refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. Instead of storing information to your computer's hard drive or other local storage device, you save it to a remote database. The Internet provides the connection between your computer and the database.

Source: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-storage1.htm

Box vs. Dropbox

There are many other cloud storage systems besides Box; Dropbox and Google Drive are some other popular examples. Check out the link below for some detailed information about Box and Dropbox to help you decide which cloud storage system is best for you!