It wasn't too long ago that business executives and everyone else was saying, "What's cloud storage?" Of course, at Komando.com, we've been telling you how to securely save your files and data in the cloud for years.
Still, it's incredible to see just how quickly cloud storage is being adopted, for everyday storage of photos and other files. But cloud storage is increasingly important in business to store massive amounts of data.
Case in point is Google Drive, which is approaching 1 million paying customers. Google is now ramping up security on Drive, to make it even more attractive to businesses.
Two new functions that Google has added to Drive are intended to comply with legal standards for storing data. The first, file retention, allows companies to put expiration dates on some of its data. In other words, data will be removed from Drive storage on a predetermined date.
Drive's new legal hold function ensures that files can be accessed for legal purposes. That means they can be accessed even if they have been deleted from Drive.
Google has been increasing security on Drive, too. In fact, it recently received certification for the ISO 270018 standard for cloud privacy. That protects companies' privacy from the government and third parties. With it, Google is also assuring Drive users that it will not share their information with advertisers.
Google has been building out its Drive cloud business for the past several months, with new security standards, and more functionality. For instance, last month Google added Mobile Device Management, so that files can be accessed and managed from mobile devices.