19 Aug Transforming your retail business with Google Drive for Work
Earlier this year, Google announced the launch of Drive for Work, an all new file sync and share platform to rival the likes of Dropbox and Box in the Enterprise. AppsCare, Google Enterprise Premier Partner, discuss how Drive for Work can aid the development of a digital first retail company.
Google have been building a strong portfolio of Enterprise solutions over the past few years, which are specifically built for the web and designed for people. These solutions are built on Google’s global infrastructure which is trusted and used by billions of people around the world, and all the solutions are powered by Google Search, making information easier to find when you need it.
Drive for Work is an Enterprise level cloud storage solution which provides completely unlimited storage for organisations. With added admin and security controls, Drive for Work allows complete control of data shared around an organisation, and also comes complete with free access to the Google Apps suite, including Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts and Google Docs. With collaboration and communication at it’s core, Drive for Work is designed to make simple work of sharing information or large files, whilst keeping complete control of your data.
Google Drive has already been revolutionising the way companies work, with businesses such as HP, Jaguar Land Rover, Travelodge and Just Eat using the cloud storage device to share documents, collaborate with teams and promote flexible working. Google Drive is particularly popular in the retail industry, as retailers look to grow their digital strategy through in-store mobile devices, empowering the customers and in-store associates to find information at their fingertips. John Lewis, Waitrose and All Saints are just a few big names in the retail sector who are using Google Drive to power their digital strategy, making information easily accessible to those who need it, such as finding stock levels of an item or contacting another store via instant messaging.
Google Drive for Work is also a great tool for sharing internal communications for retail operations that cover many stores and locations. Sharing manuals, promotional literature and updates to policies is made easy using Google Drive, and it gives IT a streamlined approach to controlling data shared around the organisation. Using Google Drive for Work, there is no need to worry about quotas, as the storage really is unlimited, meaning that there is no concern over storing promotional videos or other large files. Google Drive for Work is also available on any device, allowing the same quality of access for your head office desktop workers to your in-store mobile workers.