When two companies as synergistic as Box and SkySync get together to help non-profit organizations help make the world a better place, only good things can happen. Furthermore, Box recently established Box.org, a program designed to provide its cloud services to nonprofit organizations across the country at a highly discounted cost. And the SkySync Platform is mirroring those discounts as well. As a result both companies dedicate themselves to helping these groups gain a higher level of data access and collaborative ability.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity in United States. Headquartered in Oakland, California with offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York, PolicyLink’s tagline is “Lifting Up What Works” through increasing economic opportunity, health and wellness, affordable housing, and quality education for communities of color.
While administered from its key offices, PolicyLink does a vast majority of work locally; in cities, communities and neighborhoods across the nation for instance. Its many partnerships with foundations and action-oriented non-profit organizations help fuel PolicyLink’s ability to achieve their many missions and objectives. Overall their key driver is having the ability to successfully orchestrate the many elements it takes to bring these efforts to fruition.
The Challenge: Network File-Share Box Sync
PolicyLink’s challenge is being able to provide its employees traveling in the field, as well as its collaborating partners, continual access to data. Montana Rane, Senior Network Engineer at PolicyLink explained that the organization utilizes a Network File-Share environment at its offices. The organization wanted to find a way to extend access to the field so that all collaborators would have easy access to ongoing project files. This includes the full range of Office files, large data sets, and GIS data for example. “We have about 70 people that need remote access to all of our files,” said Montana. “Access and sharing is extremely important to us.”