I do the admin for our 30 user company (Apps Premier account). We migrated from Exchange one year ago and I have gradually weaned people off their MS Office habits and now everyone uses GDocs/Drive for doc creation. I want to make Google Docs/Drive our File server.
There are several problems:
I don’t want people syncing Shared Folders (i.e. the company's files and folders) to their unsecured laptop which they may leave on a train. Does Google Drive allow me to “lock” folders to stop them from being synced? So far, the only security option I can find is Sync on or off. I have to keep it off. Surely I am not the only one who wants this granularity, but I cannot find any other posts about it.
To make things neater. Rather than me having to be the owner of all the folders, we want to set up a "Central System User" who will own all folders and then every other user, including myself, will have a clean My Drive—sort of like thier desktop. The idea is that everyone can create files and not share them but if they want to share then they deposit in the appropriate shared folder to which they have access. Problem is that the Central User will only have 5Gb of space, whereas we have 30 users and the collective space of 125Gb cannot be used.
The system seems a total mess of random disorganised sharing between users rather than a structure hub and spoke design we are all comfortable with. Why is noone else seeking this - have we totally missed the point of Google Drive? Right now we have over 5000 documents and growing every day and there is no order or way of enforcing granular permissions for storage.
P.S.: I have tried Cloudlock and GPanel and neither do much but tell you how disorganised everything is!