Introducing Pooled Storage & Shared Drives
Introducing a shared model where all users within an organisation have access to the total cloud storage. This allows the organisation to allocate storage in a flexible manner based on usage.
Pooled Storage
Pooled Storage means all your users storage brought together…and shared out based on usage.  With Pooled Storage, your total storage limit is the maximum amount of storage all of your users have access to.  E.g 10 users each at 30 GB means your total pooled storage will be 300 GB.  By pooling your storage, you can allocate storage in a dynamic way, based on usage. Heavy users of storage can have more than 30 GB and vice versa for light users.
Shared Drive
Shared Drives are special drive folders that belong to the team/organisation instead of an individual.  Even if team members leave, the files stay in the shared drive that was created. This allows the company to keep intellectual property and continue sharing information from anywhere in real time.
Shared drives are powerful collaboration tools that allow you to create shared spaces where team members can store, search, and collaborate seamlessly.
Benefits of Shared Drives
Easy Discoverability
Spend less time requesting access to files and searching for relevant documents. With shared drives, all of your team's files will be conveniently located in one place, making it easier to find the information you need.
Files are Forever
No need to worry about losing important content when collaborators or team members leave. Your shared drive content remains intact, providing continuity and preserving your valuable work.
Easy Collaboration
Every member of a shared drive can explore and collaborate on the same files. You can also invite users outside your team or organization, facilitating collaboration with external partners or clients.
Accessible Anywhere
Whether you're at the office, on the go, or using different devices, you can always access the files you need most. Shared drives provide seamless accessibility, enabling you to stay productive from anywhere.
As a business owner the growth and success of your business depends on how your team works and how you store your information. Pooled storage and shared drives guarantee a secure and scalable option to enable you achieve your bottom line.
At BusinessCom we are committed to enabling our customers to do their best work.
Pooled storage and shared drives aim at reducing friction around file sharing and collaboration, enabling you and your team to work more efficiently and effectively.

If you would like to see how this would work for your business, you can take advantage of our virtual academy sessions and discover how you can re-imagine the way you work.
Questions we have been receiving...
Will I incur an extra cost?No. Only standard prices for licenses apply based on the edition of Google Workspace you're on.
Can I purchase storage as a stand alone?Yes. However, It might be more cost effective to consider upgrading your workspace edition than purchasing extra storage. To get more information on how this will work for your team, get in touch with us.
What areas does pooled storage affect?
Pooled storage affects files on, but not limited to Drive, Gmail and Photos,
What is the difference between Google Drive and Google One?Formerly known as Paid Google Drive Storage, Google One is Google's cloud storage service that's been around since 2018. Signing up for a Google One membership gets you 100GB of space to use across Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos for $2 a month. You'll also get access to a number of other features, like automatic backup for your Android device's photos, messages and contacts.

Google One isn't available for Workspace Accounts. It's only available for personal Google Account.
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