Many college-aged students have likely experienced the panic of losing a USB flash drive or misplacing files they thought they saved on their computer. In addition to the negative setbacks associated with losing work, some students are faced with the relatively expensive costs associated data.
Google made some big strides in lowering this cost of data storage and helping students secure their files when it recently announced Drive for Education -- what Google defines as, "an infinitely large, ultra-secure and entirely free bookbag for the 21st century." Google is allowing for what is says is unlimited storage space for all college students who use Google Drive. Google even allows for monster-sized files of up to 5TB to be stored on Drive for Education. (Who owns a single file in the TB range?!) A 5 TB hard drive from Amazon will cost you more than $200 and Google is providing a storage space of this size and more for free.
The Drive for Education isn't the only thing Google is doing well in the education space. I know fellow students in the graduate school setting consistently default to use Google Docs for collaborative document work.
I anticipate that Google will continue to produce high-quality tools that learners will use as a part of its Google Drive for Education platform.