Microsoft SharePoint has its strengths. It’s under the university’s control. It’s secure. It provides a solution for the entire enterprise. It searches inside documents. It can be integrated with other systems.
But its disadvantages are frustrating. For IT departments, SharePoint is often difficult to deploy and expensive to maintain and support. The hidden costs add up and the hardware is a worry.
For users, it’s clunky and hard to use. Even harder if you want to share across the firewall.
So many academics have turned to services like DropBox, which is at least easy to use.
But DropBox has its own problems. The university has no control. Everything is fragmented and temporary. There’s no integration with other systems. It doesn’t search inside files. And then, how do you recover something when someone leaves? Who really owns the stuff sitting on DropBox’s servers?
So these days, there’s a big gap between theory and practice when it comes to file sharing in universities. The theory is SharePoint. The practice is DropBox and others. Many universities are paying for two services and failing to get even one that, in reality, checks all their boxes.
*Unity gives you the best of both worlds, and more.
Like SharePoint, your university’s tenancy is under your control. You actually own the data. We just process it on your behalf.
Like SharePoint, *Unity is a secure enterprise solution that can be integrated with other systems such as single sign on.
Like SharePoint, *Unity has enterprise features like full text searching.
But like DropBox, *Unity is easy to use.
Plus *Unity allows the staff at your institution to easily share files with partners inside and outside your institution. And our slick UX allows them to collaborate easily around those files. So that they can work faster and do more.
And finally, our pricing is beautifully transparent. You just pay for what you use. No licenses or hardware you never use. No cloud quotas you never use.