I have been a Google user since the early days and I always knew they were nearly invincible. But think that time has come to an end as this newest word surrounding Google is whether or not they will have Drive included. Not only do they not have it but by all indications they seem close to folding in on themselves … certainly past the point of no return.
I don’t think anyone can understand my word. Google has become a giant that is coming undone with no one holding it together. They have so many different online areas they are not in control of, who they listen to and who they cater too? Look at what happened with the removal of Google Reader, which was a small but core part of their dealings. They literally took something away that had been working well for several years without notice or
Why does this matter?
There’s some confusion about Google Workspace and if Drive (G Suite) will be included with it. These are two different programs, one for placing your company on the internet and the other for creating, editing, and sharing office documents. They don’t operate in any similar way. true
Google Workspace: Does it include Drive?
Google Workspace was released on July 26 and gives companies the opportunity to upload all their files and store them in a centralized location. One of the main questions is whether or not Google will include an equivalent of its online productivity suite – Drive. Some have speculated that the company would offer up docs (coming soon), code, sheets, slides, and other services through the desktop application. That being said, it could just be a catch-all folder for presenting business projects without any specific tabs related to different types of software or documents.
Paragraph: Additionally, they haven’t offered up any details regarding how one can edit workspace created with document editing software so many people are guessing that Google has no intention of updating this service as a platform for storing client business files.
How will Drive be used on Google Workspace (if it does)?
Google Workspace is a new product introduced by Google. Companies can use this service to share more info with their employees (this includes Drive). It could pose a problem to companies who either keep data exclusively on their own servers or forces users to store entire libraries in the cloud. There’s a premium added on top of the already very expensive Drive storage. There are other services (even Dropbox) which may do its job faster and cheaper than Google Workspace (if we look at their features). A nice feature is team projects, where files can be managed by everyone involved in it.
Additionally, there’s no data redundancy among partners of Workspace in general and between each individual party. This could have been avoided today with a good centralized storage
What do others think about the inclusion of Drive for a Google Workspace?
A small number of people think that Drive for a Google Workspace would be a good option, especially since it would offer 3GB of storage from the start and save Google money on power. However, many people disagree with this and also say that Drive is too clunky and hard to use. What do you think? true
Do people prefer through G Suite or office 365?
If Google Workspace includes Microsoft Drive, then people would have a much more difficult time in choosing. The choice seems to depend on what they do and how they prefer to do it. The interface also plays a large role in the decision. Office 365 is much more traditional and may be favored by older generations which are used to this style and format of document management. G Suite is set up with everything needed for documents, Email, calendars, and appointments all view-able from the dashboard.
Tips for making your work more productive
Google offers its users the option of using Drive if needed. Google Documents are very convenient because documents can be converted into editable Word documents and PDF files. This feature makes it easy for many people to access your work files at the same time without problems.
Google started Google Workspaces to try and provide more affordable office spaces for small business owners. These services don’t include Drive, but Google does offer its G Suite for email, documents, and phone features that might be of some use to the small business owner.