Google Workspace, the company’s package of business tools formerly known as Google Suite, is now free and open to everybody. This may puzzle some Google customers who have been using tools like Gmail, Meet, and Docs for free for a long time. However, Google Workspace includes several premium capabilities that were previously exclusively available to paying clients.
What is Google Workspace?
Just to get everyone up to speed, Google Workspace is the new G (Google) Suite. Google decided to rebrand to the new and improved version to satisfy the needs of millions of remote/hybrid working Google users. Google Workspace is a combination of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools for businesses.
Google Workplace includes all the popular features of G Suite like Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Contacts, Calendar, Meet, Chat, and more. However, within the new and improved workspace, these features have been better integrated and some web-based products are available via monthly subscription plans.
Google Workspace Pricing
All Google account holders have access to Google Workspace. This account includes free access to all the Google tools mentioned above.
However, to get the most out of your Google Workspace you must subscribe to the monthly paid versions. With the paid subscription you can personalise your email address, expand your storage capacity, have access to enhanced security and administration capabilities, and receive professional support with paid Google Workspace versions.
There are a few Google Workspace pricing plans to choose from and with all of them you get a 14-day free trial. Each paid subscription comes with an array of unique features and benefits as seen below.
What Does Google Workplace Include?
Google’s goal with Workspace is to create a more cohesive experience across its productivity and collaboration applications. To accommodate companies of various sizes, Google provides a choice of plans such as Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, and Enterprise. Workspace subscriptions are also available through Google for individuals, educational institutions, and non-profit groups.
The Business Starter and Business Standard subscriptions contain critical productivity and collaboration capabilities such as personalised emails, cloud storage, security and management controls, and more. The Business Plus and Enterprise subscriptions offer stronger security and administration capabilities (such as Vault) as well as sophisticated endpoint management. These plans also include eDiscovery and retention for legal and compliance concerns. The corporate license includes sophisticated security, management, and compliance controls, such as Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) for email message encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), data regions, and enterprise endpoint management.
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Starbright firmly believes in and makes use of Google Workspace. This is why we are a Google Workspace for Business-approved reseller. Contact us to learn more about how Google Workspace might help your business.