By now you have likely seen that Google Apps for Works was rebranded and is now called G Suite. Love it or hate it, this new name encompasses the old Google Apps for Work including all of the tools you know and love. Here is the rundown on the new name and some of the reasoning behind it.
Google Apps for Work was, and still is, all about collaboration, about working together with colleagues, classmates, friends, to increase productivity. According to Google, “We created Google Apps to help people everywhere work and innovate together, so organizations can move faster and achieve more.” The name change is just that, a name change. The philosophy behind Google Apps and their functionality remains unaltered.
Why the Name Change?
So, the mission behind this new name change? Google describes it in these words, “Because we believe that when organizations break down silos, connect people and empower them to work together, we get the speed, agility and impact needed to compete in today’s market.” The breaking down of silos and an emphasis on collaboration drives this move by Google to rebrand and reinvent their apps for work. Unifying the apps under one cohesive brand name, versus them being seen as a collection of separate apps.
The Bottom Line:
The bottom line with this change is that nothing in your day-to-day has changed.
Costs remain the same.
Plans remain the same.
Functionality remains the same.
Why Use G Suite?
If you are currently using email and software to manage documents and projects within your business, it may be time to consider transitioning to a cloud based productivity tool such as G Suite. Everything from word processing, to presentations, to spreadsheets, storage, email, and calendar all sync beautifully. This full suite of applications makes collaboration natural and helps increase productivity and efficiency. This affordable system is perfect for small to medium size businesses who want effective tools, but don’t want to break the bank.
Ask your IT professional if G Suite is right for your business. You can also watch G Suite how-to videos on their YouTube channel. Happy collaborating!