If you aren't using Gmail as your main email client, this new Google announcement might change your mind, as moving stuff into the cloud has never been easier. Google has announced more storage for less money!
The announcement will cover a two of Google's services, Gmail and Picasa. Google just axed the prices of online storage. You'll be able to purchase 20GB of storage for $5 a year! Let's just mention that this is "twice as much storage for a quarter of the old price". If that isn't enough, then maybe you should go for 1TB which sells for $256 a year. The available storage goes up to an amazing 16TB, which will cost you a cool $4,096 a year.
Why is this important? We think that having a reliable online storage vault just makes moving all of your data into the cloud that much easier. For example, while you are traveling, you can just upload data onto the cloud for safe keeping. Also, you can use Gmail to archive files by simply attaching files to email sent to yourself, or saving them as drafts. This also lets us believe that there will be some kind of online storage system app, GDrive, available from Google in the near future. If you have already purchased storage space from Google, you'll see your storage get a bump, as the prices are retroactively readjusted. As ReadWriteWeb mentions, this mythical GDrive has been rumored for years now. Also, the added storage space won't work for Google Docs, but we think that it won't be that long before it does.
It also makes us think think that when Google releases their Chrome OS, it will have some online functions which will enable you to access this data easily through some file explorer. Anyway, does this kind of cheap storage make you consider moving your photos onto Picasa? Will you invest more into a Google-based storage system? Head on over to Google to purchase these data plans.
[via Gmail Blog]