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Cloud Services and Resources Information

What is the Cloud?

A simple explanation:  Software services and data storage accessed from a remote location, usually via a web browser.  Examples:  GMAIL; GOOGLEDOCS; SKYDRIVE.

Is it "ok" to use Cloud resources for my Carson-Newman work?

Unless there is a contract with the provider in place, such as with Edvance360 or Pharos 360, no "sensitive" data may be stored or processed through cloud based services. 

No contract should be entered into without first being vetted by Information Technology as being secure and the Treasurer's office as being within purchasing guidelines.

Can I use cloud based third-party storage systems to share student portfolios and grades?

NO.  This is strictly against Carson-Newman security policies.  Any information concerning students (present or past) may not be stored in any location other than official storage which access can only be gained through secure authentication.

Can I use GoogleDocs or other third-party storage systems to share my working documents with others?

Internal documents should be shared via EagleNet SharePoint Document sharing service.  Research or manuscript documents being shared with non Carson-Newman employees or students may be shared if they are not of a sensitive nature.


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