Apps Run The World

University of Sydney Digital Transformation Initiatives

Apps Run The World

About the Customer

The University of Sydney consistently ranks as one of Australia’s top universities. We aim to create and sustain a university that will, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, maximize the potential of the brightest researchers and most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background.

Scope and Challenges

The University was seeking a simple, widely supported and user-friendly platform to support and fuel collaboration amongst internal staff and students as well as with external parties, based locally and globally. Before the University rolled out Dropbox Business, it faced an ongoing challenge to reduce the fragmentation of data storage platforms. Though there was an existing file-sharing solution in place, there was poor uptake by University staff—, particularly within its research teams.

Outcome and Implications

After conducting extensive competitor and risk analysis, and consulting with the research community, the University decided to roll out Dropbox Business to its entire population of researchers, academics, staff, and students. The roll-out was a win for both researchers and data stewards, who now have greater visibility and control of their research data.


"The institution’s adoption of a best in class collaboration platform was important to help it achieve excellence in education and research, by creating an environment in which its staff and students can flourish. Collaboration is vital to our success as a University. Technology and digital innovation is key to the unique learning experience offered at the University of Sydney. As our staff undertakes multidisciplinary research, they increasingly need to coordinate with different areas of the University of Sydney.


Sydney, NSW , 2006
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Enterprise Software & Cloud Applications Purchased by University of Sydney

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Dropbox Legacy Applications Dropbox Business Content Management Content Management n/a n/a 2017 2018

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