Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive
Our organization uses Google Apps for Business. As part of this, we manage a deployment of Google Drive that serves as our primary filesystem and file storage location for the entire company. We rely on Google Drive to store and contain nearly all of our company data. Since it is cloud-based, we do not need to worry about failure or local systems or devices because everything can be easily re-downloaded.
- Google Drive handles permissions of documents and data in a far-superior way to other cloud storage platforms.
- Google drive allows users to sync files to their local desktop.
- Google drive offers sheets, slides, and docs negating the need for licensed software such as Microsoft Office.
- Google Drive needs more simple ways to lockdown files to particular users automatically.
- Google Drive could benefit from a "team" feature, where team leads can set their teams directory structure.
- Google Drive needs better auditing tools to know when files are being shared against policies.
- Google Drive has had a positive impact on ROI because we do not need on-premise servers or hardware to provide file storage.
- Google Drive has had a positive impact on ROI because we do not need to manually backup data.
- Google Drive has had a positive impact on ROI because it allows our organization to be more flexible with the way we store and access our files.
Google Drive is suited incredibly well to young companies whose users understand technology and cloud-based systems. It works well in a multi-platform environment and when the rest of the business assets are also stored in Google. Google drive does require a solid internet connection to function best.