16 Nov Google Cloud and G Suite
Google Work Rebranding To G Suite
For those of you familiar with Google for Work (a collection of Google’s cloud apps such as hangout, slides, drive and docs) it has recently rebranded. Google Work is now going under Google Cloud and the apps will collectively be referred to as G Suite. This recent rebranding is putting more focus on the mission:—to help people everywhere work and innovate together, and to empower organizations to move faster and achieve more.
What This Means For Small Business
This a great move for small business owners that use Google for Work as part of their operating system or any small business owners looking to save costs on their operating system. The focus from Google to improve their cloud system and to make it easy and efficient to share information among employees will bring many benefits to businesses owners. G Suite was designed as an entirely cloud-based service from the ground up, so IT departments don’t need to spend time and money maintaining any desktop components. This can save a lot of money over time and keep things running efficiently. The suite includes; file storage and sharing with Google Drive, real-time collaboration with Google Docs, video meetings with Hangouts and professional email with Gmail, all for one affordable price. For companies of all sizes, G Suite is $5/user/month or $50/user/year! That can be a huge saving for small companies that would otherwise have to shell out thousands on an operating system with the cloud capacity and security of Google.
What this means for small businesses is that the new focus on Google Suite will help keep them competitive. With the rebranding finished, new features will soon be coming. For example; Google Drive for Android is getting a ‘Quick Access’ section that uses machine learning to predict what files you’re going to need when you open up the app, based off of your previous behaviour. Google estimates it will shave 50 percent off of looking for the right file. Calendar can now use machine intelligence to automate picking times to set up meetings which will soon be available on IOS and on the web. Google is also adding new collaboration options in their Drive for Teams. Hangouts is getting a new teams video call experience with support for up to 50 simultaneous video participants and the ability invite users without a Google account, and without requiring downloads or plugins. Another great aspect is that training takes no time at all as most people are already familiar with Google. Lastly, Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs let users view, edit and create content when they’re offline, syncing automatically when they reconnect, allowing employees to travel, stay updated and connected any time anywhere.
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