Collaboration in higher education: How sharing fuels research

At universities today, there is growing pressure on faculty to conduct and publish research. And according to a recent survey, hiring committees at research-intensive universities look at publishing as a primary factor when they’re considering assistant professor candidates. As a top priority for both faculty and staff, researchers should be given every opportunity to thrive. But without the right tools, collaborating on research projects with partners at other institutions can be a challenge. Here’s how Dropbox Education is making it easier for leading research teams to easily share data with partners around the world.

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Understanding your data

Organizations established in the EU and processing personal data of EU-based individuals will, in almost all cases, be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018. In addition, the GDPR will now apply to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU-based individuals. If your organization falls into these categories, one of the essential first steps in your journey to compliance is understanding your data.

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Collaboration in higher education: Sync fast and share large files

To stay in sync with their students and peers, university faculty need to coordinate a steady flow of coursework and research files. But sharing large databases and files can be a time-consuming process. That’s why nearly 81% of university IT leaders plan to boost cloud spending to provide faster access to resources, improved security, and easier data management. In part three of our Collaboration in Higher Education series, we’ll look at how faster sync can help facilitate coursework, lower costs, and strengthen data security.

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Working with your suppliers towards GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018 and organizations (large and small) are currently preparing for the new directive. As an evolution of the current data protection legal framework, the GDPR will also apply with extraterritorial effect to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor individuals in, the EU.

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Collaboration in higher education: Seamless integrations

At universities today, people rely on a wide range of specialized apps, from learning management systems to identity management solutions to research annotation tools. The question is: Do all of those tools work well together or are they slowing down workflows? In part two of our series on collaboration in higher education, we’ll look at how integrating existing tools with Dropbox Education can help faculty, staff, researchers, and students streamline the way they work.

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How AI will increase sales productivity [Infographic]

According to Cirrus Insight, the average sales rep spends only two days per week selling and interacting with customers. How many more deals could a salesperson close with twice the time for selling activities? In the next several years, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) may help us answer that question. We’ll soon live in a world where machines can accurately predict which deals are most likely to close, how long they’ll take to close, and what actions to take at each step of the buyer’s journey.

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