Why is the University making changes to Google storage?

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In 2021, Google announced that unlimited storage would no longer be offered to educational institutions - including UNC Charlotte. 

  1. In November 2024, Google will start enforcing the new storage limits. 
  2. Because of this change, the University must adopt different practices for the management of Google accounts and data. 
  3. WHAT UNC CHARLOTTE HAS DONE...
    • Purchased licenses from Google to cover our current storage totals
    • Applied a Zero quota on all disabled Google accounts to identify active files that are shared
    • Added PEND_DELETE to all disabled Google accounts to help identify active files that are shared
  4. WHAT UNC CHARLOTTE WILL BE DOING...
    • Apply quotas to active accounts to keep our University's total storage number within our allotment - see this FAQ for more information about individual quotas

      • OneIT is developing the implementation plan for Google quotas and expects to start implementing in May '23 using a phased approach.
      • The vast majority of accounts will not be impacted at all by the implementation of the quotas - see this FAQ for details.
      • Accounts currently over or close to the quotas will be given the space they need to do their work.
    • Develop account retention/deletion guidelines
    • Develop training to guide departments to utilize shared spaces whenever possible
    • Work with over quota accounts to find alternatives for storage
    • Identify storage specifically for research and large media
    • Develop documentation and communications plans
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Created
Tue 9/5/23 1:57 PM
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