UAB IT offers multiple cloud storage and collaboration options to serve the needs of faculty, staff and students. Please be aware of the policies regarding storage of restricted or sensitive information in the cloud. 


  BOX LOGO ONEDRIVE LOGO SHAREPOINT LOGO
Main features Concurrent access and editing ability; ability to share via link Concurrent access and editing ability; ability to share via link Used primarily as a document collaboration tool
Quick links Overview of Box Overview of OneDrive Overview of SharePoint
Advantages Offers availability via
a web browser, offsite storage
synchronization,
version control, enhanced ability to share and collaborate on content.
Offers availability via
a web browser, offsite storage synchronization,
version control, enhanced ability to share and collaborate on content.
 
Offers better permission control and organization, especially
if you’re sharing a number of
documents with other people, and also offers more advanced functionality,
like document control, versioning, approvals.
Disadvantages Upload file size limited to 15GB. Maximum storage size is not unlimited; upload file size limited to 10GB. Sharing with people off-campus is not possible.
Upload file size Up to 15GB Up to 10GB Up to 10GB
Maximum storage Unlimited 5TB  
Encryption 256-bit AES SSL 256-bit
Availability Free for UAB faculty and staff Free for UAB students, faculty and staff Free for UAB faculty and staff
Operating systems supported Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Platforms  supported iPhone app, Android app, Windows phone app iPhone app, Android app, Windows phone app iPhone app, Android app, Windows phone app