We buy storage at an alarming rate, at least a hard drive, MMC, SD and a USB drive a month. We have vast amounts of server storage but our Desktops and Laptops are always find a way to fill up space with data. (The notebook I am writing this has 1TB storage!)
We have copies of some files all over the place for ease of access and security.
We also have been using GMail as a file storage by mailing ourselves files but there is some time troubles with the size of the files.
We also use shared folders to share information among colleagues and with the new file storage service from Google, I think we will change our storage habits.
Instead of buying hard drives, I can by storage on Google Docs.
We're always looking for ways to make it easier for you to access and organize your information online and we hope you find the ability to store, share, and collaborate on files in Google Docs helpful. In the coming months, we will enable Google Apps Premier Edition customers to purchase additional storage for $3.50/GB/yr (or €3.00/gb/yr in the EU).
There are other benefits to storing your files on Google Docs, like being able to search for your files, like you search for your documents on Google Docs.
I think the empire is rising but they own the X-Wing too.
Official Google Enterprise Blog: Store and share files in the cloud with Google Docs