At UW-Whitewater, there are two options for the storage of electronic documents: a local drive on the individual's workstation or network-based file storage. Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (iCIT) provides the infrastructure and resources for network-based file storage and encourages the use of these resources.
All appropriate use guidelines in the UW-Whitewater Network Infrastructure Policy apply to the use of network-based file storage. In addition, all UW-Whitewater staff and students with file-storage accounts should:
The policies for unacceptable use and associated access restrictions that apply to the UW-Whitewater network infrastructure also apply to network-based file storage.
For instructional purposes, the university provides faculty and students with file storage resources for the following functions:
Non-instructional resources for file storage are also provided to meet the business, academic and research needs of campus organizational units, with both private and shared areas of document storage. If an individual or department has special needs for file storage, contact iCIT to help find a solution to best meet your needs.
Storing documents on the network offers the following advantages over local drive storage:
Service level agreements (SLA's) allow Information, Communication and Information Technology to offer colleges, departments and university organizations IT services on an enterprise level.