Rachael Hayden Final Project Google Drive Everyone in today’s society is constantly using their technology gadgets. People are receiving more emails every day and it is sometimes hard to keep them all organized. Since new technology is advancing every moment, Google has come up with a way to enhance their email application by coming up with the Google Drive. Before Google announced its big launch in April 2012, they were concerned about their data ownership policies and track record of controlling data. However, Google seemed to be fine with their average and mainstream customers and that is why the company decided to introduce Google Drive. Google Drive is known as software service, where users can safely upload documents, spreadsheets, presentations or power points (Drive). This service is combined with all the doc features along with new and improved storage space. With using the drive, the documents are automatically saved on to the Google’s servers to prevent any loss of work. These documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes. They can be smuggled through web interface or by email (Drive). With Google Drive it is supported by internet connections such as FireFox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or even the smart phones. With this, there are built in apps for users to help be more organized, get things done or even create things that are important to them. People are now able to upload Google Docs, Excel, or slides onto the drive. Using Google Drive is a great instrumental tool to help with collecting people’s files together (Resigner, Don). With these documents, people can now share, open or edit by multiple users at the same time. When someone makes a change to a document, other users will not be notified. However, there is an app for users to be notified with comments or discussions with other shared users. During a writing session, there is no way to make a change by a particular editor but once it’s safe than you can help edit their writing or work that they have safe onto the drive. With the Google Drive suite, people can now use different applications to help the users perform what they need. When using the Google Form app (which is located in Google Drive.) it’s a tool to help users to collect information like a personalized survey or creating quizzes (O’Niell,Mark). There is also Google Drawing where people are allowed to collaborate on creating, sharing and editing images or drawings to the drive (Drive). A lot of people were on the edge of signing up for this new drive that Google came up with. A great reason why people should use Google Drive is that the privacy concerns are mostly due to paranoia (Resigner, Don). Google does want to manage more data but they are afraid that it might be exaggerated. Another great reason is the amount of free storage that people receive. Google services allow people to have 5 GB of free data; with this people get to store up their music, video or documents without paying. Integration was very important to the Google Company. Google Drive now uses third party applications as well as their own. The company wanted to make a key decision before they chose their new cloud storage solution. Now that Google Drive due enhanced sharing features and accessibility, it’s now very popular when it comes to business arena. Also with this rapid increase of popularity, it intrigued students and educational institutions, as well. Google also wanted to come up with a drive that will help a host of platforms that includes Mac, Android and even PC (Drive). The company wanted this drive to be more functionally universal. With the IOS support, their new platform- agnostic will have data that can be accessed and shared with and by everyone. With new people using Google Drive they need to know about their services. Google provides a more ample storage, because they wanted to fulfill the customer needs. Users can now have up to 5GB with no charge when they upload documents to their files (Drive). Google Drive also wanted to help users from sending bulky attachments to collaborate their document from within the platform. Google users can also have instant availability to upload their pictures or videos onto their social network. Without Google third party applications, there would be lesser of storage. The third party providers help support Google services, by allowing users to share and storage files across multiple platforms. Google wants the online world to have the ability to transfers data from one service to another. This Google Drive is a more convenient way to store user’s files that will be more secure in the data centers. With this drive, files won’t go missing because it will be safe when they are uploaded to Google Drive. Even if the user’s technology device breaks, the files will still be stored safely onto the drive. This drive is for user’s files to be stored safely because of the one or hundreds of files that people upload to Google Drive. Google made sure once a user upload their file, it will automatically be set private unless the user decides to share with other people. To make sure that people drives are safe, there are several ways that their Google account is secure. People must make sure they log off their Google account when they are done using the computer. Another way to make sure your drive is safe is if you are on a shared or public computer, then you shouldn’t install the Google account/drive because others can eventually access into your files. Google Drive is the new file storage and organizational service that is provided by Google. Google drive can be searched with web search engines. With this cloud service, the user can now storage, file and collaborate editing. Home of the Google Docs, Google Drive is filled with productivity applications that help users share and upload their documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Works Cited "Drive." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.google.com/drive/about.html?usp=ad_search&gclid=CMmLotfVqbs CFYlAMgodqRIApQ>. O'Niell, Mark. "Four Great, Free Google Drive Tools." Academic Search Complete. EBSCO, n.d. Web. Resigner, Don. "Google Drive Launch Deliveries 10 Good Reasons." EBSCO. N.p., n.d. Web.