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We have had more than one request from teachers and staff to have us install the Drop Box or Google Drive client on their school desktop systems so that they can easily sync files. These free cloud services offer really excellent ease of use interfaces on a variety of platforms.
The problem is that they are so easy to use, that with widespread use by staff, inevitably student private data will get exposed and that makes us extremely uncomfortable.
To me it would make more sense to use a secured private cloud service, either one we control or one we purchase from a third party with the appropriate controls. We already have a private SharePoint site, and Moodle e-locker. However, these do not have the simplicity or ease of use of Drop Box or Google Drive.
Is anyone aware of a private cloud service similar to Drop Box or Google Drive with the same ease of use and availability of clients for multiple platforms (e.g Windows, Android, iPad, etc.).