2014 was the year when cloud storage stopped being a novelty and became a useful tool for all computer owners. I have become more productive in the past year because of the ease of having all my data with me wherever I go.
At the beginning of the year, 5 to 10 gigabytes of online file storage space was standard and 100 gigabytes was something to brag about. Only the moderately wealthy could afford 100 gigabytes of online data storage on January 1, 2014.
Then, in March, Google cut the price of a terabyte (1000 gigabytes) on Google Drive to $10 a month. Microsoft soon responded by including a terabyte on OneDrive with every subscription to Office 365, even with the $70-a-year Personal subscriptions. Dropbox lowered its prices in August to $9.99 per month for one terabyte of storage space and even a bit cheaper if the account was paid in advance: $99.99 per year ($8.33 per month).
As if that was not cheap enough, late in the year Microsoft removed all storage limits from OneDrive and OneDrive for Business accounts for anyone with an Office 365 subscription. That’s right, unlimited online storage space.