Data Clean-Up Keeps Creighton Secure and Saves Money

Division of Information Technology and Library Services (ITLS) continues to improve data security policies and processes to protect Creighton systems and data. To assist in this effort, ITLS will be retiring “Albatross,” Creighton’s primary data storage server. We will provide alternate storage options for public, private, and confidential data. To improve data security and reduce Creighton expenses, the division is asking all faculty and staff to review and remove any data that is no longer necessary.

How do I get started?

  • Review your data.  Now is the time to reorganize!   Do some spring cleaning on your files and delete anything that is no longer useful to the organization. Files that have not been opened in the last 3+ years are candidates for removal. Delete them now to save time when moving your data later.
  • Transfer any personal, non-work related, files to a personal storage system like Google Drive, Box or flash drive.
  • Review Decluttering your Data for more strategies on how to begin a clean-up of your files.

What’s next?

  • Each college or division will be contacted by either their local IT specialist or the project manager to discuss the location options for your data.  You will be given a work sheet to help you plan your new file structure and permissions needed for each level.
  • If you need assistance with moving any applications or databases that you may have on Albatross, please contact Lydia Levine, Project Manager, by email at

Where can I get more information?

  • A list of FAQ’s about the move from the Albatross Data Storage Server can be found at
  • Register and attend our “Breakfast Bytes at Lunch” session on Feb. 21 at Noon in Skutt 104. – During this session the project manager will discuss the Albatross migration as well as strategies for decluttering your data.
  • If you have questions, contact the Service Desk at 402-280-1111 or