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:
- Sebastian Anthony, “Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?“, Extreme Tech, February 9, 2012.
- Matt Warman, “Google Drive cloud storage coming ‘soon’,” The Telegraph, February 9, 2012.
- Chris Davies, “Google Drive incoming to take on Dropbox and iCloud,” SlashGear, February 9, 2012.
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.
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