Microsoft’s OneDrive For Business Gets A Competitor, Google Drive for Work


Along with the announcement about native Office files editing on Google Drive, Google today announced Google Drive for Work — a new premium offering for businesses that includes unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls for $10/user/month. This is a direct competitor to Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business. Apart from the regular file storing, syncing and sharing capabilities, the following were the advantages for OneDrive for Businesses.

Unmatched service compliance.

OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is compliant with world-class industry standards, including ISO 27001, EU Model clauses, HIPAA BAA, and FISMA, and is verified by third-party auditors.

Available for eDiscovery.

Documents in OneDrive for Business are available for discovery and preservation, protecting content while allowing users to continue working on their documents.

Auditing, Reporting, and Security.

Administrators can generate audit reports for common events in OneDrive for Business or build custom ones to suit their needs. Security features are also central to OneDrive for Business, allowing granular control of capabilities like external sharing, offline sync, and access control

Google has exactly developed the same feature set for Drive for Work,

Google Drive for Work combines the familiar storage, sync and share experience of Google Drive with new admin controls, advanced file audit reporting and eDiscovery services. New fine-grained controls let admins customize the Drive experience, such as which employees can install the desktop sync client. With the new audit view you can see activity like moving, deleting or sharing a file within or outside the company, and an audit API will also be available for developers. Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, is also included with Drive for Work, expanding to cover all content stored in Drive, including Docs, Sheets and Slides, as well as any other file type.

The enterprise space is heating up with the recent competition between Microsoft and Google. Read more about OneDrive for Business here and Drive for Work here.

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