Google Drive for Business – An Overview

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In terms of cloud storage offerings for consumers, the search engine giant’s Google Drive offers one of the most generous free space at 15 GB. This is one of the factors that entices users to the service. But, Google also provides cloud storage services to businesses called Google Drive for Work.

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A number of businesses are now beginning to appreciate the benefits of cloud storage. It provides easy access (through any device) and flexible storage expansions. Today, there are already a variety of options in terms of cloud storage for business. And for business administrators who are looking into cloud storage options, it may be helpful to quickly have an overview of what Google Drive offers to businesses.

When Drive launched its cloud storage for consumers, it was widely known for its friendly interface of Google Docs; and the Google team is also bringing this to businesses. For team members who both have a personal and work Google Drive accounts, there is an option to integrate their two accounts and just select which account they want to access at any time.

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Teams can create, upload and edit documents. On certain instances, a person can edit a document real-time and team members (to whom the file is shared) can see changes in realtime. Apart from editing functions, users can also leave comments and feedbacks. Automatic updates within the app will show a team member who last viewed or edited a specific document and take the necessary action on it.

As time went by, features of Google Drive for businesses has increased. This year, Google underscored its offering for enterprises as it rebranded its cloud storage service as Google Drive for Work. The most enticing aspect of this relaunch is the unlimited storage offering for businesses. The only exception to this are the businesses with less than five members signed up for the storage. In this case, each member will be provided with 1 TB storage each.

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Along with this, team members will have access to Google Apps for Business, its suite of application focused on business productivity including calendar, slides, Hangouts and Google+. The offering also includes Google Apps Vault which lets admins archive, search and export email and chat histories. This functionality also allows its admin to view the recent actions done on Google Apps Vault.

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Google Drive for Work costs $10 per member per month and has a humongous maximum file upload of 5 TB. Learn More

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Google Drive for Business – An Overview was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 30th, 2016
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