The rate at which data is growing in our digital universe is mind boggling. The other day, I heard that more pictures were taken in 2011 than have previously existed since the beginning of time, thanks to the ubiquitous cameras installed in SmartPhones. For the IT admins reading, you immediately recognize the implications of this IDC storage study— namely that the rate of data growth (est 67x by 2020) is almost 50 times more than the rate of IT professionals in the world (1.4x by 2020).
Luckily, leading-edge enterprises like Google have been dealing with the challenges of managing this explosion of data on the internet for many years, and along the way, they’ve pioneered better ways of doing things. For organizations that have migrated to Google Apps, you already appreciate the benefits of a browser-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, and until recently, the storage capabilities were limited.
With the launch of Google Drive, companies will now have access to a new file system platform built for the web. It has the capability to scale nearly infinitely, it’s always up-to-date, and it works with all the devices and platforms that your users already have. That’s going to come in handy when the next employee asks for the one of these new cameras that takes photos at the rate of one trillion per second.
If you’d like to learn more, please join us for this webinar on Tuesday, August 21 at 2 p.m. EDT during which I will introduce you to Google Drive and how can alleviate storage problems within your business. Register here: http://goo.gl/luXHl.