SFU’s second award was a 3rd Prize in the Open category of CAUBO’s Quality and Productivity Awards recognizing IT Services for their work on SFU vault; a cloud storage and file sharing solution for faculty, staff, and students. Randy Raine, director, Enterprise Architecture, says it’s exciting to be honored by the larger University community but admits the project was also very much a team effort.
SFU vault offers students, staff, and faculty access to a highly versatile cloud storage service at no cost that can be used across multiple devices. The service also provides easy file sharing between teams or individual users to assist in the various projects undertaken by University members and to foster collaboration from external access points.
Raine says SFU vault reached their target of 6,000 users in the first 10 months of the system going live and continues to grow. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The service has provided a simple and effective way for community members to safely and securely store their data files in a way which met FIPPA requirements, but at the same time allowed them to easily share these files with others both inside the SFU community as well as those outside. As the product develops we hope to be able to incorporate more features into the service.”