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Volume 8523 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 161-171

Cloud Storage Services in Higher Education – Results of a Preliminary Study in the Context of the Sync&Share-Project in Germany

  • Christian MeskeAffiliated withDepartment of Information Systems, University of Muenster
  • , Stefan StieglitzAffiliated withDepartment of Information Systems, University of Muenster
  • , Raimund VoglAffiliated withZIV-Centre for Applied Information Technology, University of Muenster
  • , Dominik RudolphAffiliated withZIV-Centre for Applied Information Technology, University of Muenster
  • , Ayten ÖksüzAffiliated withDepartment of Information Systems, University of Muenster

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Abstract

In recent years, a growing number of institutions in higher education is in progress to adopt cloud storage services. This paper describes the Sync&Share NRW-project in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) with a target audience of up to 500,000 users and presents the main results of a preliminary large-scale survey at the University of Muenster with more than 3,000 participants. The results of the analysis indicates a very high demand for an on-premise cloud service solution in German higher education with mobile access, a storage volume comparable to commercial offerings, collaborative features such as simultaneous work on text documents and, above all, high data protection standards.

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cloud storage services higher education technology adoption trust