Google Drive(s) our institution
November 04, 2022

Google Drive(s) our institution

Cheryl Shelton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive

We use Google Drive as part of the GSuite line of products. We use Google Drive to provide 'at rest' encryption of data and to facilitate an easy way for staff to share and collaborate on files. The product is easy to use and provides flexibility for our employees and students so they can work from anywhere.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Great for collaboration
  • Encrypted storage
  • Accessible anywhere

Cons

  • Improve ways to find documents shared with me
  • Sometimes the search feature hangs or does not locate documents
  • The ability to view the tree structure within folders
  • File encryption at rest
  • Cloud storage
  • Sharing capabilities
  • The cost cannot be beat
  • The GSuite is great for students
  • Google encryption is a huge plus
We are also a Microsoft school in addition to GSuite. The Microsoft products don't seem to flow as well in my opinion. I also have had serious synchronization issues with OneDrive. I found OneDrive a little more difficult to navigate when looking for files within folders. OneDrive just did not seem as intuitive or flow as well as Google Drive. It is also easier for our institution to use due to already being logged into GMail with is our email platform.

Do you think Google Drive delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Google Drive's feature set?

Yes

Did Google Drive live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Google Drive go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Google Drive again?

Yes

Google Drive is best suited for environments where cloud storage of documents is needed. It is also great for collaboration - the ability for teams to share and edit documents is outstanding. Users can create folder structures in any way that works best for them. You can search on anything and you can see a list of documents that were shared with you. The ability to set the share options - editor, viewer - is also very helpful.

Google Drive Feature Ratings

Video files
10
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
10
Access control
10
File search
8
Device sync
9
User and role management
10
File organization
8
Performance
10
Reliability
10

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