UBC Workspace Service

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March 15th, 2014

Workspace is now a live service of UBC IT.  For up to date information see the Workspace Service Catalogue page.

UBC IT has confirmed demand (see Survey and Focus Groups Feedback Summary) for an enterprise-class cloud-based file sharing service capable of supporting both internal and external users while still complying with Canadian, provincial and UBC data security requirements. UBC employees already use a number of disparate on-premises and cloud-based file sharing services – none of which entirely meet constituent requirements and some of which violate those data security protocols.


The purpose of this project is to develop a simple, secure, and easy to use file sharing service, hosted within UBC that enables users to share documents with internal and external users.

A pilot program is in place for UBC Workspace to assist with a full-fledged deployment planned for early 2014. The pilot is a critical next step towards building user acceptance prior to the full service rollout.


  • Develop a UBC hosted file sharing service with the ability to share files externally
  • Ensure service meets UBC Policy and BC legislative requirements
  • Offer file synchronization


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Note: This listing is an archived project