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IT Service Transition: Box Secure Online Storage Retirement Updates

Box Secure Online Storage, UMass Amherst’s legacy online file storage and sharing service, will be retired in 2021 due to vendor-driven changes, including a dramatic cost increase and the end of the unlimited storage offering.

Box remains available for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year as teaching, learning, working, and research continue remotely. During this time, IT teams from UMass Amherst IT in conjunction with IT professionals in academic and administrative units will work with faculty and staff to prepare for moving Box data to other online storage platforms.

Use this page for important updates, milestones, and support resources as the transition progresses in the next year. 

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - Box retirement announced.


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