Google announced this week that they will be adding file sharing and storage to the feature set of Google Docs, one of the applications that makes up Google Apps. That includes files of any kind, limited in size to 250 MB (limited??) per file and 1 GB of storage per user. Not enough storage space for your needs? The price to increase that quota is minimal.
Gone are the days of trying to email big files, send them through the mail on a CD, or paying a third-party service for the privilege of uploading and downloading files to and from a shared folder. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m excited about this and looking forward to integrating this service into the daily routine of Black Hills Web Works.
This is probably a good time to make a plug for Google Apps. Custom Gmail with your organization’s domain name, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sites, and now file sharing and storage. Google Apps comes in different editions – Enterprise, Education, Nonprofit, and Standard, which is a free version.
With companies like Google offering services and products like Google Apps we no longer saw the need to offer email as part of our hosting service, but we can help you set up Google Apps for your organization, and we have already for Black Hills Web Works and several of our clients.