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By Erin McIntyre, Education Dive
One senior analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group tells Ed Tech Magazine that teachers using freeware like Dropbox created security issues for some school districts, since it meant that educators were able to retrieve school information on personal devices like smartphones. Adopting one platform used by all school staff eliminates that problem, increasing security and heightening administrator control.
Education influencers like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have previously called for stronger data infrastructure in higher education, and the same need can be found in K-12 classrooms. Network attached storage tools can also be a solution for some districts. They typically offer a secure, cost-effective way to rapidly store data and allow multiple users access, and using virtual storage also lets schools maintain existing infrastructure.