May 18, 2013

Google Apps update alerts: 30 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+...

Over the coming weeks, all Google Apps users get 30 GB of unified storage to use as you like between Drive and Gmail. This replaces the current replacing the current storage of 5 GB in Drive and 25 GB in Gmail. Just as before, files created in Docs, Sheets and Slides don't count against your storage quota. Storage will also be shared with photos you upload to Google+ larger than 2048px. As a result of this change, Gmail inboxes are no longer limited to 25 GB - any additional storage can be shared and used by Gmail.

Note that use of Google's documents (spreadsheets, docs, presentations, etc. do not count against your 30BG quota. This does provide a benefit not seen in other cloud services. 

As we are strong advocates for the cloud, we remind advisors to ensure the following:

  • Strong password and security management
  • Obtain guidance in configuring your cloud
  • Ensure laptops and mobile devices that are syncing to your cloud are secure (encrypted).


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