Gillett recommends that companies stay ahead of the curve and shop around for enterprise-friendly mobile cloud storage services until the big-name consumer services get their acts together. In particular he recommends looking at storage apps such as TeamDrive and Nomadesk that provide similar capabilities to Google Drive but that also have strong security policies.
Nomadesk, for instance, actually has a "Mission Impossible"-style self-destruct feature that automatically deletes a user's data from the cloud if that user hasn't logged in after a certain amount of time. TeamDrive, meanwhile, lets users add on other third-party storage services such as Dropbox so they can be more safely integrated as an enterprise application. And both companies have remote wipe functionality that let IT departments directly wipe sensitive data from the cloud they may have leaked inadvertently.
But the bottom line, says Gillett, is that users will still want to use their own personal mobile cloud storage services for both work and personal data, and that Google will have to put in more effort in making sure Google Drive is ready for the enterprise to embrace.
"If Google wants to serve its enterprise customers it needs to add features that will make it more straightforward to manage work and personal data," he says. "I don't think we'll see that in the first iteration."