File Storage Services Policy

Responsible Office
Technology Support Services

Faculty and Staff

Information Technology provides and supports Xythos and Google Drive for file storage services.

Overview of issue
Information Technology provides and supports both Xythos ( and Google Drive for the sharing of files between users and computers. There exist other similar services, such as Dropbox or Box, that are not provided or supported by Information Technology. Additionally, Information Technology strongly recommends against the use of unsupported services like Dropbox or Box as they are susceptible to ransomware, which encrypts a user’s data and makes the data irrecoverable. Information Technology has no access to these unsupported services should a user or department lose access to them.

Change Control
Revisions to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the CIO Cabinet.

Notification Tree
The following individuals or offices should be notified prior to implementing changes to this policy: CIO Cabinet.

Effective Date: 7/1/16

Expiration Date: None

Review Date: 7/1/18

Policy Owner
Director, Technology Support Services