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Google Drive: Google May Be Getting Into the File Sync Business

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2012  |  Comments Off on Google Drive: Google May Be Getting Into the File Sync Business

Rumors are floating around that Google may start offering a file synchronization service (Google Drive) within the next several weeks. For articles, see:

I’m currently writing a report on mobile file synchronization services, so this news immediately caught my eye. The interesting part will be to see if Google Drive is at all enterprise-oriented (e.g., includes APIs for integration, includes an enterprise dashboard for IT, and integrates with Microsoft Active Directory). I talk to a lot of Gartner clients who are looking for an enterprise alternative to Dropbox. If Google Drive is consumer-oriented, Google is missing a huge opportunity.

Category: cloud  google  

Tags: cloud-2  dropbox  google  google-drive  

Guy Creese
Research VP
4 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry

Guy Creese is a vice president and research director for Gartner Research, within the Gartner for Technical Professionals division. He covers a range of topics at the intersection of collaboration, content management, and communications. Read Full Bio

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