Everything you need to get done, all in one place: Google Workspace
Google Cloud announced the release of Google Workspace on Oct. 6, 2020—replacing G-Suite. Google Workspace is a collection of business productivity and collaboration tools meant to ease the transition of an office-like space and can be used anywhere and everywhere devices can connect. Notable updates include a new user experience and brand identity, giving businesses more choices, and continued support from partners such as Salesforce, Deloitte, and Google Cloud.
“This is the end of the ‘office’ as we know it,” said Javier Soltero, Vice President and General Manager of Google Workspace. “From here on out, teams need to thrive without meeting in person, protect their time to focus on the most impactful work, and build human connection in new ways. Google Workspace gives people a familiar, fully integrated user experience that helps everyone succeed in this new reality – whether you’re in an office, working from home, on the frontlines, or engaging with customers.”
The following applications are included and integrated with all plans for Google Workspace:
- Gmail: Custom Business Email
- Meet: Video and voice conferencing
- Chat: Messaging for teams
- Calendar: Shared calendars
- Drive: Cloud storage
- Docs: Word processing
- Sheets: Spreadsheets
- Slides: Presentation builder
- Forms: Surveys builder
- Sites: Website builder
- Currents: Engage employees
- Keep: Notes and lists
Google Workspace highlights security and trust through offering administrators control over system configuration and application settings – all in a dashboard that the user can use to manage authentication, asset protection, and operational control.
“It’s not just businesses facing the need to transform; employees are in a period of transition themselves as they adjust to an increasingly hybrid way of working, and technology plays a critical role in enabling this,” said Angela Ashenden, Principal Analyst for Workplace Transformation at CCS Insight. “Google’s consumer heritage and cloud-native products make it uniquely positioned to guide users through the evolving workplace environment. Users are overwhelmed by the number of tools and channels available, and Google is helping them access these disparate workstreams in one place.”
Google Workspace comes in four different editions to accommodate every business model. Google Workspace plans start as low as $6 per user per month for Business Starter, $12 per user per month for Business Standard, and $18 per user per month for Business Plus. Compare plans and information here.
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