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GOOGLE DRIVE


What is it?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service. It allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices and share files.

Who is it for?

A free app developed by Google or included with the purchase of G Suite.

What can it do?

Google Drive has the following features:

Storage:
  • Included is 15 GB for free
  • If you subrscibe to Google One the storage is increased to 100 GB
  • There are more flexible storage options within G Suite's Business or Enterprise editions
  • Google Drive can also be purchased alone with Dive Enterprise

Google AI:
  • Google Drive uses artificial intellegence to predict and highlight what is important for you in real-time.
  • It can recognize important content, collaborators and events

Organization:
  • You can use shared drives to store and manage team's work within shared spaces where files are owned collectively by the team

Free up disc space:
  • Google Drive File Stream can give you access to files directly from your computer which results in less time waiting for files to sync

Plugins:
  • Drive allows you to access Microsoft Office and Outlook

Add-ons:
  • Access to hundreds of integrated apps, which include DocuSign for e-signatures or CloudLock for added security features

Control file sharing:
  • Select which files you would like to remain private or only share then at a certain time. This can allow you to avoid duplicate versions and file merging by granting permission to download, edit, comment, or view



Is it University approved?

Google Drive is NOT University of Calgary approved.





Google. (2020). G Suite: Compare G Suite Editors: Drive. Retrieved from
https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en_ca/compare-editions/?feature=drive (accessed 23 July 2020).
Google. (2020). G Suite: Google Drive. Retrieved from
https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en_ca/products/drive/ (accessed 23 July 2020).
Google. (2020). Google Drive Help: Help Center. Retrieved from
https://support.google.com/drive/?hl=en#topic=14940 (accessed 23 July 2020).