Google introduces Google Drive for Work

 

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Businesses want more control and security, more visibility into how files are shared, and a product that will grow with them. Google has been working to make Drive even better for business, and yesterday at the Google I/O a new version of Drive was unveiled. Google Drive for Work is a new premium offering for businesses and it includes unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls for US$ 10/user per month.

The workplace is full of files that capture the best ideas and the most productive collaborations of the team. But those files aren’t useful if users are unable to access or share them effectively. Understanding the scenerio, Google introduced Drive two years ago with an aim to help enterprise work faster and collaborate better with their coworkers and customers. Drive keeps all users work safe, and makes it available everywhere and easy to share. Companies from around the world.

More control & visibility

Google Drive for Work combines the familiar storage, sync and share experience of Google Drive with new admin controls, advanced file audit reporting and eDiscovery services. New fine-grained controls let admins customize the Drive experience, such as which employees can install the desktop sync client. With the new audit view users can see activity like moving, deleting or sharing a file within or outside the company, and an audit API will also be available for developers. Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, is also included with Drive for Work, expanding to cover all content stored in Drive, including Docs, Sheets and Slides, as well as any other file type.

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Unlimited storage to store all your work

Every year companies create more data than the last, adding megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes. Well, today Google is providing for $10/user/month, businesses get unlimited storage for all their employees and can store files up to 5 TB in size. More security

As of today, all files uploaded to Google Drive will be encrypted, not only from a user’s device to Google and in transit between Google data centers. More productivity

Some of the most common file types stored in Drive are Microsoft Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® files. Google now built the power of Quickoffice into Docs, Sheets and Slides, so you can open and edit those documents in their native format using Office Compatibility Mode directly on Android and Chrome browser today, and coming soon to iOS. No need to buy additional software or decide how to open your file. Editing Office files is just a click or tap away from Drive on a user’s computer, tablet or phone.

Availability

Google Drive for Work includes the benefits and guarantees of Google Apps for Business, like 24×7 phone support and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Users will also get access to all of Google’s productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites and Hangouts, enabling them to collaborate in even more ways. Drive for Work also offers enterprise-grade security and compliance, including a SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402 Type II, SOC 2-audit, ISO 27001 certification, adherence to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, and can support industry-specific requirements like HIPAA. Drive for Work is available globally, today. Current Apps customers can upgrade from the Admin console to get new features like unlimited storage.

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