Cloud storage services in higher education - Results of a preliminary study in the context of the Sync&Share-project in Germany
Meske, C., Stieglitz, S., Vogl, R., Rudolph, D. & Öksüz, A.
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. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.
cloud storage services; higher education; technology adoption; trust