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Cloud Storage: Comparing Box versus OneDrive

The University's two cloud-storage solutions both offer comparable features for online storage as well as Web-based collaboration. There are a number of criteria that you should consider when determining what type of cloud service you should use or use primarily.

The following table might be helpful in deciding what cloud storage solution should work best for you, depending on what functions you will be using.

Function

Box

OneDrive

Share with other Pitt users

★★★★

★★

Collaborate with other non-Pitt users

★★★★

Collaborate via SharePoint

★★

★★★★★

Save directly from Office 365 Web-based apps

★★★★★

Save directly from locally-installed applications

★★★

★★★

Work with mobile devices

★★★

★★★★

Publish files to Web via SharePoint

★★

★★★★★

Track previous document versions

★★★★★

Annotate files with feedback

★★★★★

★★

Track views, uploads and downloads

★★★★★

Transition files after graduation

★★★★★

★★

Save to local (flash) drives

★★★

★★★

Largest individual file size

15 GB

10 GB

Quota

Unlimited

5 terabytes (with option to upgrade to unlimited, if needed)