Google goes back to school with Drive for Education
Google will offer an unlimited amount of Google Drive cloud storage space for free for all of its Google Apps for Education customers as part of a new program called Drive for Education.
Google says, "With Drive for Education, users can put an end to worries about storage limits and more easily maintain a safe, effective and compliant learning environment." Here's a quick run down of the program's features:
- Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.
- Vault: Google Apps Vault, our solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users by the end of the year.
- Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.
Do you think it's a good idea for Google to offer free unlimited cloud storage for students and educators?
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