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1 Matatiele Refilwe Rantlha Legobole

2 Table of content Introduction Concepts of Cloud Computing How Google Drive fit in the cloud Benefits and Limitations Google Drive and Dropbox Conclusion

3 Objective Gain an understanding of cloud computing concepts Gain an understanding of Google Drive Comparison between Google Drive and Dropbox

4 Introduction College of Accounting Sciences Team consist of (personal librarians, branch librarians, search librarians and collection developers). Taking the issue of insufficient time for holding regular physical meetings into consideration, There is a need for staff to collaborate on a virtual environment, CAS librarians opted for Google Drive and Dropbox.

5 Introduction cont. What is cloud computing? “Cloud computing is a new approach that reduces IT complexity by leveraging the efficient pooling of on- demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure, consumed as a service” ( ) Why cloud computing? Device and location independency Elasticity and scalability Standardized interfaces Low cost

6 6 Image Credit: Ohio ERCOhio ERC Google

7 Cloud Computing service levels Google’ Cloud based Computing Platform is made available through Google App Engine. Image Source: TheGadgetSquareTheGadgetSquare Google App Engine

8 What is Google Drive? Google Drive is the product of Google Inc. Google Drive project started in According to Google, Google Drive is: “one safe place for all your stuff” an online back-up system. employs the concept of cloud computing to create, store and edit documents as well as spread sheets. Google Drive is the home of Google Docs

9 Benefits Anytime accessibility Device independency Go back in time Send large files Social integration It supports +20 file formats

10 Limitations Security Internet dependency Conversion

11 Features of Google Drive 15 GB of space cloud storage Everything is in one convenient place Powerful and free online collaborating and edit tools Full office like suite Continuous and automatic saving Ability to view any file format in your browser without software to download It is linked to Gmail Third-party web Applications

12 Google Drive Apps

13 Google Drive Apps continue

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15 Collaboration within Google Drive? Because documents are cloud based the owners of files can share it with others. Authorised individuals can edit and critique the shared documents It works great for group presentations or office spreadsheets.

16 Application Screenshorts

17 Application Screenshorts cont.

18 Application Screenshorts Cont. (Sharing)

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21 They are both cloud storage You can access them from any computer or mobile device If you need to store and share documents, Use Dropbox If you need to collaborate, edit and share with others, Use Google Drive Dropbox and Google Drive

22 Comparison of Dropbox and GDrive features FeaturesDropboxGoogle Drive Storage space100GB Price$19.99/Month$4.99/Month Transfer quotaUnlimited File sharingYes Mobile SupportApps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry File Version HistoryYes Photo album ViewYesThumbnail view SecurityEncryption Operating SystemsMac, Linux, WindowsMac, Windows

23 In conclusion Google Drive is full-featured and cheaper... Google Drive provides easy solution for online back-up of data, storage and synchronization services. Google Drive and Dropbox complement each other. Google Drive managed to create a single space to do all your work, so you don’t worry about a lost flash disk, a crashed or stolen PC. The use of virtual communication improved the team processes and outcomes. No misunderstanding

24 “Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have a story to tell.” desiderata 1927

25 References Google - Egwutuoha, I.P., Schragl, D. & Calvo, R A Brief Review of Cloud Computing, Challenges and Potential Solutions. Parallel & Cloud Computing. 2(1): nonprofits/http://rositacortez.com/google/google-apps-for- nonprofits/


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