Google updates Drive with a focus on its business users

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Today, Google has announced few updates of its offline storage service, Google Drive, according to the update, the company will focus on helping business and enterprise users.

The company has also proclaimed that it is having 800 million active users per day which make it the largest ever online file storage service in the market.

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Google VP of Engineering, Prabhakar Raghavan said:

“You’re probably familiar with Google Drive as essentially a personal file storage solution. We took a look at that and said that a graphical user interface on top of the Unix ‘ls’ command is not that much of a value-add. So we asked: What does it take to really become a player in the enterprise. If you have a Windows or Mac laptop, you should not have to worry about how much onboard hard-drive space you have, did you sync the right thing to the right service, all of that should be managed behind the scenes for you,”

Team drive

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But the most interesting part is that the company is introducing Drive File Stream. Google has always been working for making Google drive a better service for a Team Drive for helping the enterprise.

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Which indicates that Team drive, Google launched it last year for enterprise file sharing, is now going to be available across the world.

During the tests, the company has also identified a various number of problems and now after fixing them, the company has made them available for the businesses.

Team drive

Google Vault, offers tools for helping large enterprises to archive and recall date according to their needs, is now also available for Google Drive.

Along with this update, the company also planned to bring Quick Access from Android to iOS and the web. Quick Access utilizes the machine learning smarts of the company to provide you right files at right time by recognizing your usage patterns and interaction across its services.

Raghavan said:

“When you come to drive, you’re looking for a file. You know it’s there, but then you wonder if it was shared with you if it’s a recent file, should I search for it, etc. We have enough machine learning power to look at your signals and serve up the file that we think you’re looking for.”

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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