Dropbox Targets Higher Ed With Reduced-Price Service

PRICE DROP(BOX): Dropbox is now courting the academy. The San Francisco-based cloud storage service used by 500 million people worldwide has launched Dropbox Education, a reduced-cost service designed for higher-ed institutions. Dropbox Education is priced at $50 per user per year, less than the company’s business plans, which generally cost between $150-300 per user per year.

Like traditional Dropbox offerings, Dropbox Education allows users to collaborate using cloud storage. The new service allows IT administrators to control security and also integrates with other educational software, such as Blackboard, InCommon and Turnitin, PC World reports. Schools will get 15 GB of shared storage for each paid user, and schools must purchase a minimum of 300 seats.

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