Organizations can save resources and time and enhance efficiency by adopting simple solutions such as Dropbox and Google Drive available in the IT world. In this article I am going to introduce two solutions or services that helped me and my team save a huge amount of time spent in sharing data, documents and information, reduced the number of emails exchanged between the team members, and made it easy to access my documents from my office desk or from home.
The two solutions have some common features while they are developed and introduced by two different companies. In the next part of this article I will provide brief information about both solutions, their features and how can organizations use them to improve collaboration among teams and their departments.
Google began working on an online storage platform in 2006; because more time and resources were allocated to the search engine the idea was delayed for six years. Google Drive was initiated in April 2012 by Google as a storage, team collaboration, file sharing and document, spreadsheet and presentation editing service. Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides used for collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms are included in Google Drive. As of October 2014, Google drive was used by 240 million users on a monthly basis.