Recognizing that change is difficult, we focused on what the value adds were by going to Dropbox. The table below summarizes the differences between our file server and Dropbox and it is pretty clear what the value adds are. See table below
- The tech squad provided instructions on how to install Dropbox and migrate files from the file server to their dropbox folder.
- Referral strategies were encouraged/created so each teacher received a bit more than the allotted 2 GB.
The faculty loves Dropbox and all of the value adds it has over our local file server. It also provided many of our faculty and staff with additional access now that smart phones are becoming more prevalent on campus.
Summary of File Server versus Dropbox