Google Drive as a company file server: migration

Google Drive as a company file server: migration

Umzuzu is a small, bootstrapped firm in the Kansas City area. Certainly year 11 is much easier than year 1, but we never forget our roots. We understand the desire and value of the DIY projects. They can often save money, especially initially. But as we all know, DIY projects can be surprisingly complex!

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Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Use Google Drive as your File Server : Migration Reporting

Migrating file servers to cloud-based platforms is among one of the top requests we receive today. The ability of Drive File Stream, Dropbox Smart Sync, and others not to take up room on the Users’ hard drive has been a boon for these services. There’s no good (sane) reason to put employees through the misery of VPN access and other technical challenges to get their work done.

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Migrating Dropbox Team Folders to Google Drive Team Drives (or vice versa)

Migrating Dropbox Team Folders to Google Drive Team Drives (or vice versa)

Google G Suite and Dropbox Business offer two of the very best company cloud file servers available. Both are extremely popular. There are many reasons a company may want to use one or the other. The choice is often based on current adoption levels, an ongoing consolidation effort, company acquisition, cost considerations, etc.

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Drive File Stream vs Google Backup and Sync

Drive File Stream vs Google Backup and Sync

The purpose of File Stream and primary feature of Backup and Sync is to create a bridge. A bridge between your computer and the cloud. Traditional file formats like Word, Excel, are most easily accessed from your computer.

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With Drive File Stream the cloud can replace your server

With Drive File Stream the cloud can replace your server

Drive File Stream is an application installed on your Windows PC or macOS device. It provides 'local' access in File Explorer or Finder to all your organizations content - Word files, Excel, PDFs, Video, CAD files, and more. You'll never need to VPN into a server again! Drive File Stream is a way to access all of your Google Drive files, including Team Drives, directly from your Mac or PC, without taking up space on your hard drive. The application does not require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand! 

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Install Google Drive File Stream to replace Drive or your file server

Install Google Drive File Stream to replace Drive or your file server

There's been some confusion about Google File Stream replacing Google Drive. In short, File Stream is part of Google Drive just like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are part of Google Drive. File Stream is the new name for the Google Drive application installed on your PC or Mac. File Stream is the application that syncs your computer to Google Drive.

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