Google gives enterprise IT more control over Apps files and docs

April 3, 2015


Admins can now apply more granular policies for sharing files inside and outside their organisation and also create custom alerts for actions and events, according to Google.

“Security ranks at the top of the list of concerns that companies have about moving to the cloud,” Scott Johnston, Google Drive’s director of product management, wrote in a blog post.

For starters, it will now be possible to assign departments different files access rights, allowing for example marketing staffers to share their documents with outside parties, such as an advertising agency, while limiting engineers to collaborating on files only internally.

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