New storage solution for enterprise content management
March 03, 2020

New storage solution for enterprise content management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Box

My university uses a university derivative of the Box cloud storage, CybOX, for all students and faculty to store and share files for free. This Box-based software is a university implementation of Box and has most features the same as Box. All students and faculty can access this CybOX by logging on to their university emails. Files can be shared with users or collaborators and can be accessed through web, desktop app, or other Box provided applications.
  • Box not only provides web accessibility, but the desktop app also allows users to sync, store, and share files in their accounts from everywhere.
  • Companies, institutes, and universities can acquire and launch special Box services that designated only for their employees, all the advantages will be retained, and users can have as much as unlimited storage space.
  • Users can view and edit files on the mobile app and do not need to install other applications.
  • Files uploaded directly through web sync immediately, but users can see some lags if uploading through desktop and mobile apps.
  • Editing through does not sync to the files sometimes, so it would be safer to edit and review files through the desktop sync folder directly. This makes the editing function not practical
  • When you and your collaborators are reviewing and editing the same .doc file, Box will try to save each saves trial to an individual file, and you will end up having multiple files rather than a single file with all the changes.
  • I shared my research results with my professor and the project team on Box, and some of the results are massive files as up to GB. Still, Box can easily handle it, and my collaborators, even some of them are not in the university network, can still access the files, which helps my team to keep everything up to date.
Box is more user-friendly since most of its features are simpler and easier than OneDrive, which has many add-on features. Files in the Box sync folder will sync automatically and can be available for phones and tablets. GitHub users commonly share, and document code sources other files, and it has limited space for the uploaded documents.
Since our university uses an enterprised version of Box and runs the Box cloud service, we can easy to ask for a favor on product support from the campus IT department itself, and I believe Box serve support is also available for all users.

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Unlike Google Drive that most companies or universities are concerned with using for data and file sharing, Box has a full range of features for file storage, retrieving, and sharing. Individual users need to purchase their plans to get access, while Google Drive is set to be free to everyone to use for limited storage space. However, if your employer acquired Box's license, I would always recommend Box.