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Universities Adapt To Google’s New Storage Fees, Or Migrate Away Entirely – Slashdot

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united_notions writes: Back in February, Slashdot reported that Google would be phasing out free unlimited storage within Google Apps for Education. Google had a related blog post dressing it up in the exciting language of “empowering institutions” and so forth. Well, now universities all over are waking up to the consequences.

Universities in Korea are scrambling to reduce storage use, or migrating to competitors like Naver, while also collectively petitioning Google on the matter. California State University, Chico has a plan to shoe-horn its storage (and restrict its users) to limbo under Google’s new limits. UC San Diego is coughing up for fees but apparently under a “favorable” deal, and still with some limits. The University of Cambridge will impose a 20GB per user limit in December 2022. And so on.

If you’re at a university, what is your IT crowd telling you? Have they said anything? If not, you may want to ask.

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