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

  • Christian Meske
  • Stefan Stieglitz
  • Raimund Vogl
  • Dominik Rudolph
  • Ayten Öksüz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)


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.


cloud storage services higher education technology adoption trust 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Meske
    • 1
  • Stefan Stieglitz
    • 1
  • Raimund Vogl
    • 2
  • Dominik Rudolph
    • 2
  • Ayten Öksüz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of MuensterGermany
  2. 2.ZIV-Centre for Applied Information TechnologyUniversity of MuensterGermany

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