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The decision has been made: PowerFolder prevails against several competitors. Almost half a million students and academics in Baden-Württemberg will be able to work with the Sync- and Share-Software from Meerbusch near Düsseldorf.

Karlsruhe. On 1 January 2014 the nationwide largest Higher-Education-Cloud in Germany is due to be launched. Around 350.000 students and 100.000 employees of all higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg are given the possibility to work with PowerFolder.

Using the software they are able to save, share and synchronize documents like research results and term papers. The bwSync&Share-Service is then accessible for all higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg.

Users can not only editing their data at the university or at home on their PC, they can also use and share their documents on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

This Private-Cloud-Solution is operated at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), responsible for the project is the state of Baden-Württemberg – which can further expand its leading position in research and development.

PowerFolder prevailed in an intensive evaluation against other Sync- and Share-Providers. The company scored with its years of experience, its service and flexibility. The solution seamlessly integrates into the modern hardware equipment of the higher education institutions. It enables the scientists to use their modern IT infrastructure even better.

Students and employees no longer need to carry their data on USB sticks or have to confide it to external Cloud-Services. Tax-Funded scientific research and knowledge remain within the country.

Christian Sprajc, Founder and CEO of PowerFolder: “We are very pleased that we were able to gain the trust of the state of Baden Württemberg, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and thousands of scientists. This shows that the topic of data security has become increasingly important.”



PowerFolder, headquartered in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf, develops and provides Sync- and Share- Solutions since 2007 for Business, Education- and Research-Organizations. The medium-size company serves thousands of customers worldwide, who prefer to keep their data in-house while profiting from the efficiency and comfort to access corporate data anywhere from any device.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the largest research and education institutions in Germany and is one of the leading universities in engineering and science in Europe.

Press contact PowerFolder:
Matthias Steinwachs
Phone: +49 2132 9797 298