Archdiocese of Cologne: More than 4,400 users collaborate on Nextcloud Hub

When the Schrems II court ruling outlawed the current data privacy laws, the Archdiocese of Cologne knew it was time to find a GDPR compliant solution.

Read on to find out how the Archdiocese of Cologne created their own private cloud solution with Nextcloud.

About the Archdiocese of Cologne

The Archdiocese of Cologne, or Erzbistum Köln in German, is the largest Catholic diocese in all of Germany. Home to 1.8 million Catholics, the institution has been around for over 1,700 years and continues to bring people together and preach the Catholic faith.

The Nextcloud solution

The team at the Archdiocese of Cologne needed a solution that enabled their employees and volunteers to be able to communicate and collaborate effectively. With Nextcloud, this and all the requirements of their IT department were met:

  • Simple, easy to use and intuitive solution
  • Coverage for thousands of users spread over 6,100 square kilometers
  • Availability of web-based Office
  • Improvement of communication and cooperation of employees and volunteers
  • Integrations with existing use of BBB (Big Blue Button) and Outlook
  • Strict data protection compliance with GDPR

A diocese-wide collaboration platform

With the help of Nextcloud and their IT provider, an on-premises collaboration platform for all diocese members was implemented. Coined “communis,” employees and volunteers can now use Nextcloud Files, Talk, Office and more.

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In the case study, learn more about the Archdiocese’s implementation of Nextcloud and its results.

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