Other Collaboration Tools

Before considering an off campus collaboration solution, whether the tool is listed below or not, review IT's advice about using cloud services. You are responsible for the security of your information and for making certain that you observe all applicable laws, grant restrictions, and University policies.

Basecamp

A project management tool that aggregates to-do's, delivery dates, communications, and file storage for individual projects.
URL: http://basecamphq.com/
Cost: $24-$159/month

Box.com

Shared storage space in the cloud for multiple users.
URL: http://www.box.com/
Cost: Some services free; some for a fee.

Dropbox.com

Shared storage space in the cloud for multiple users.
URL: http://www.dropbox.com/
Cost: Some services free; some for a fee.

Dropbox for Teams

Shared storage space in the cloud for multiple users. Files are automatically synchronized to computers with the utility installed meaning local copies are stored on every machine and updated whenever a new version is available. All versions are also stored so it's easy to revert if necessary.
URL: http://www.dropbox.com/teams
Cost: $795/year for 350GB between 5 users; $125/year for each additional user; $200/year for each additional 100GB

Google Cloud Connect

Downloadable plug in that allows for real time collaboration of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files on Windows desktops. Used in conjunction with Google docs.
URL: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/officeconnect.html
Cost: Free

Windows Live Sky Drive

Cloud based file storage. Upload and share Microsoft Office documents and other files. For anyone with a Window Live ID.
URL: http://skydrive.live.com/
Cost: Free