Google Changes G Suite Name to "Google Workspace"

Google is constantly expanding and changing their offerings and, as of the 6th of October 2020, they made some fresh changes to G Suite! G Suite has changed its name to “Google Workspace” – so what does this mean for users? The name change accompanies changes to prices and product experience, alongside new offerings. There are also new subscription options that give users more choice on what can best fit their needs.

How Do I Use Google Workspace?

Google Workspace will work just like G Suite, just with different offerings in the new packages. They are introducing the following:

  • Business family: this offering is designed for smaller businesses, and has been created to make getting started with Google Workspace easy and affordable. Business family offers collaboration and productivity tools, security and admin controls.
  • Enterprise family: designed for bigger businesses, this option can function at both team and organisation level. It includes additional productivity features, enterprise-grade administrative controls, and Google’s most advanced security and compliance capabilities.

Google Workspace Options from Starbright

Google Workspace Business Starter

This is the most basic email hosting option available and was previously called G Suite Basic. This service used to be charged at a monthly cost of 6 Euro (112.77 ZAR) per mailbox per month, and will now be charged at 7 Euro (131.58 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

Google Workspace Business (formerly known as G Suite Business)

This email hosting option has been split into two separate categories namely Google Workspace Business Standard and Google Workspace Business Plus and used to be charged at 11 Euro (206.74 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

Google Workspace Business Standard

All previous G Suite Business accounts will automatically be migrated to this Standard option. This email hosting option has all the features that used to be included in the Google Workspace Business option with the exception that it has a 2TB limit per mailbox and will be charged at 13 Euro (244.20 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

Google Workspace Business Plus

This email hosting option has all the features that used to be included in the Google Workspace Business option with the exception that it has a 5TB limit per mailbox and will be charged at 19 Euro (356.81 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

Google Workspace Enterprise (formerly known as G Suite Enterprise)

This email hosting option has been split into two separate categories namely Google Workspace Enterprise Standard and Google Workspace Enterprise Plus and was charged at 24 Euro (450.09 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

 

Google Workspace Enterprise Standard

All previous Google Workspace Enterprise accounts will automatically be migrated to this option. This email hosting option pricing will stay unchanged and will still be charged at 24 Euro (450.09 ZAR) per mailbox per month.

Google Workspace Enterprise Plus

This email hosting option will be charged at 34 Euro (637.69 ZAR) per mailbox per month. This has yet to be confirmed; if you have any queries, please contact us.

For more information regarding our Google Workspace service offerings, you can give us a call.