Cloud storage has revolutionized the way business is done, letting teams store sensitive documents without worrying about security breaches, allowing employees to easily share workplace files instantly, and work together collaboratively within documents. Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive are some of the most popular cloud storage providers available to businesses, each with their own set of unique strengths and weaknesses.
Companies have been making the jump to Google Drive for its flexible price tiers, unlimited storage, and Google’s advanced security platform. These are just some of the elements that make Google Drive stand out from the competition.
How much storage do I get in Google Drive?
The most significant thing setting Google Drive apart from competitors like Dropbox or OneDrive is the existence of G Suite, Google’s cloud-based productivity suite. Not only do G Suite Business users get instant access to unlimited Drive storage, but they also get access to Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Hangouts Meet, Sites, and so much more.
Collaborate on files from anywhere easily and securely
All documents in Drive can be used collaboratively by teams, letting your employees view, edit, and comment on documents no matter where they are, or what device they’re using. With G Suite, admins can monitor and restrict the flow of data in and out of the business, limiting file access to employees under a certain access level, and keeping intruders and opportunists out in the cold. The level of convenience offered by G Suite is unmatched by other cloud storage services, making G Suite an obvious choice for businesses of any size.
Various G Suite editions for increased flexibility
G Suite offers flexibility to businesses of all sizes, with three different tiers available1. The Basic tier is perfect for small businesses, starting at just $6.00 USD/user/month, offering everything businesses love about G Suite and 30GB of cloud storage per user. The Business edition, available for $12.00 USD/user/month, offers unlimited cloud storage and 24/7 phone, email, and online support.
For large businesses, the Enterprise tier offers unlimited Drive storage, plus Google’s security center and Cloud Identity Premium for $25.00 USD/user/month. No matter what size your business is or what your digital needs are, G Suite has a tier that works for you.
Google is a leader in cybersecurity
Google is the leading innovator of cloud-based storage and productivity and has designed its platform with security as their main concern. Google offers businesses advanced security controls that allow admins to detect incoming threats before they strike, enforce password strength, multi-factor authentication along with other company policies, and prevent phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks.
G Suite admins also have access to data loss prevention tools that can detect sensitive information leaving your company via email, allowing you to quarantine user accounts and block emails from being sent. Google consistently ensures that Drive and all other cloud-based tools under their banner meet security and privacy standards established around the world, guaranteeing data privacy and security, transparency, and accountability for all G Suite users.
Google Vault makes for easy eDiscovery
Another major advantage of Google Drive and G Suite over other cloud storage platforms is that Google makes eDiscovery and archiving simple. This is done through Google Vault, which allows you to easily retain, search, and export business data without having to install third-party software. Vault supports Drive files, Gmail messages, Google Groups, Hangouts Meet, and more, making retention, searching, exports, and audit reports easier than with any other service.
UpCurve Cloud can help your business stand apart from the competition and harness the power of Google Drive, offering your team unlimited storage and unmatched cloud security. To find out more about how our expert team can seamlessly implement and integrate cloud-based solutions like G Suite into your workplace, contact us today.
1. Pricing is accurate as of November 18, 2019. Pricing may change without notice.
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