Although the University of Birmingham (UoB) contract for the File Sync & Share solution PowerFolder of Düsseldorfer dal33t GmbH expires at the end of 2018, the British university decided to extend it early.  

Düsseldorf/Birmingham 11.05.2018 – One cannot express their satisfaction with a product better: The University of Birmingham has already extended the contract with dal33t GmbH for the use of PowerFolder, which was previously due to expire at the end of the year 2018, well before the end of its term. Aslam Ghumra of the University’s Research Data Management said, “The developers at PowerFolder have listened to us and helped us with our concerns and ideas, even after our commissioning of PowerFolder at our high-performance data centre.” Christian Sprajc, CEO of dal33t GmbH, the company behind PowerFolder, added, “In the University of Birmingham, I am pleased to have such a long-established university as a customer and I am delighted that we will continue our productive and innovative cooperation well into the future.”

In the summer of 2016, PowerFolder was chosen because it guarantees a tailor-made, competitive solution that integrated easily with the university’s own system. The secure and uncomplicated, flexible collaboration of researchers within the university and with their national and international colleagues is of immense importance for the research-intensive university. In addition, UOB also maintains scientific collaborative partnerships with major commercial companies to help them develop high-tech products, as well as collaborating with state health authorities.

In the coming years, PowerFolder will continue to ensure that the sharing of the University’s highly sensitive data will continue to function smoothly and securely.

About the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham emerged in 1900 by a charter of Queen Victoria from the Mason Science College, founded in 1875 and is today one of the largest universities in England with a total of 33,000 students. It is a member of the Russell Group, which represents the interests of the UK’s top universities vis-à-vis the government and is a founding member of the worldwide university network “Universitas” 21. It is also a cooperation partner of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Famous alumni include actor Tim Curry, musicians Spencer Davis and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran), zoologist and behavioral scientist Desmond Morris, and eleven Nobel Prize winners. For example, Francis William Ashton (Chemistry, 1922), John Robert Vane (Medicine, 1982), Paul Nurse (Medicine, 2001), Mike Kosterlitz and David Thouless (Physics, 2016) oder Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (Chemistry, 2016).