File Storage and Sharing

What Is It?

Technology Solutions provides access to a number of file storage, sharing, and collaboration tools.

Other Service Names

Cloud Storage


The tools allow for secure storage, with version control, of your important files, and support sharing and co-authoring/collaboration with others in the university.

Where Can I Get It?

Review What are the cloud-based storage solutions for UIC? to identify the best storage solution for your needs or use the Data Storage

Access your desired tool by selecting the appropriate button on this page. For HIPAA-compliant storage, select the Request Box Health Data Folder button.

How Do I Use It?

Review the individual offering page to find out more on use of the specific tool.

How Can I Find Out More?

Technology Solutions welcomes any questions you have about this service. Please reach out to us.

Access U of I Box Access Google Drive Access OneDrive Access Data Storage Finder Request Box Team Folder Request Box Health Data Folder Request Google Shared Drive Request Network File Share


Service ID: 714
Sat 6/25/22 9:10 PM
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Service Owner
This person is accountable for the overall performance of this service. This is not a support contact.
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Date of the most recent review of this service.

Service Offerings (8)

Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices and provides access to files from any location for collaboration with other University users or external parties.
Google Drive
Drive is Google’s online solution for storing and sharing a variety of online documents, from word processing and spreadsheets to forms and presentations. Files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Microsoft OneDrive
OneDrive is Microsoft's online solution for storing, backing up, and sharing files, allowing easy access to files from any computer or mobile device.
Data Storage Finder
A tool to help identify the best data storage offering for your needs.
Box Team Folders
The purpose of Team Folders is to allow for business continuity when a user’s affiliation with UIC expires. Typically when a user’s affiliation with UIC expires all folders and files they own become unavailable to all collaborators.
Box Health Data Folders
Box Health Data Folders are special folders in the U of I Box environment that are approved for use with PHI.
Google Drive Shared Drives
Shared drives are special folders in Google Drive that you can use to store, search, and access files with a team.
Network File Share
The Network File Share service is a file-sharing resource through which users can store their files on a Technology Solutions Network Attached Storage system. This service provides users with highly redundant, highly available, fully backed-up storage of departmental files.