Dropbox is a cloud-based service for secure file storage and sharing..
Dropbox enables you with access to your files from your computer, your mobile devices and from the web, and makes it easy to share your files securely with others, whether or not they use Dropbox.
University staff gets a substantial discount on consumer prices.
What is a Technion Dropbox Business account?
As part of an agreement between IUCC and Dropbox company, Technion staff members are entitled to purchase Dropbox Business account for themselves through their Technion budget for email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can get it for email address email@example.com.
Note: For technical reasons, only email addresses as listed above can be used for a Dropbox account.
What do I get?
- Unlimited file storage
- Unlimited document recovery and version history
- Robust security
- Access to all your files, from anywhere, on any device
- Seamless synching across desktops and mobile devices
- Easy file sharing with colleagues and partners
- Integration with Microsoft Office 365 and over 300,000 third party apps
- Quick and easy app installation on Windows, MacOS and Linux
- The application can be installed on five PCs and five mobile devices
How much does it cost?
The cost of the service is approximately 20NIS per month until the end of the current contract period (end of 2019).
Upon renewing the contract, the purchaser will be asked to pay the new licensing fee for the user(s).
How can you purchase the service?
Purchase of the service is open to Technion staff through the Technion Portal via the CIS Division online store. If you wish to buy multiple licenses in one order, please specify this at the time of purchase.
How do you access the service?
Upon receiving an email with confirmation of purchase and registration for the Dropbox service, click on the link to activate “Join Your Team“.
The service can then be used at http://dropbox.technion.ac.il.
To download the software for all operating systems – https://www.dropbox.com/install
If you wish to unite a Technion Dropbox account with a private account, you need, before the purchase, to change the private account email address to a Technion email address, as shown above.
Dropbox Team Folders
Team Folder is a powerful tool for sharing with your team. Team folders are different from shared folders. They are created and owned by Dropbox’s administrators. With team folders you can:
- Automatically synchronize content in team folders to all members of the group
- Select to share individual files or folders within a team folder
Team folders are shared with groups and are the content center of a team. The group is assigned a role (as editors or display only) to the team folder. All content in your team’s folder is automatically shared with everyone in the group and can access the team folder. Only Technion Dropbox account owners can be members of the group and have access to team folders.
If a team folder is required, please contact the administrators to add the relevant folder for a user group.