Google’s G Suite?

[IRONY MODE ON] As I heard and read the name first I thought of jets and pilots (anti gravitation suits: wiki). 😀 Well, the productivity suite by Google is quick and easy to use so helping you boost your productivity without a black-out. 😉 [IRONY MODE OFF] I give you an overview of the G Suite. For details on new capabilities you can click here.

What’s in the G Suite?

The G Suite includes a very nice tool set of cloud productivity apps, tools and services to cover your business productivity’s requirements in a cloud-service-oriented and more and more digitized enterprise:

  • Communication
    • GMAIL
    • Calendar
    • Hangouts (instant messaging, presence, audio, video, …)
    • G+ (social networking)
  • Storage
    • Drive
  • Collaboration
    • Docs (rich text editing)
    • Sheets (rich calculation)
    • Forms (rich forms/flows)
    • Slides (rich presentations)
    • Sites (rich sites internal/external web sites/portals)
  • Admin
    • Admin (portal to administer and manage accounts and the G Suite features for your company useres)
    • Vault (archiving of chats, mails …)

What does it offer and cost?

Well, it depends on what features you subscribe to and for how many users. There are two pricing categories (G Suite Pricing and features) at the moment of writing this post (pricing might be subject to change). These two categories are called Basic and Business and include the following features and services:

  • G Suite Basic for 5 US-$ or 4 € per user per month
    • Business email addresses (name@yourcompany.com)
    • Video and voice calls
    • Integrated online calendars
    • 30GB of online storage for file syncing and sharing
    • Online text documents, spreadsheets and slides
    • Easy to create project sites
    • Security and admin controls
    • 24/7 phone and email support
  • G Suite Business for 10 US-$ or 8 € per user per month
    • Business email addresses (name@yourcompany.com) [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Video and voice calls [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Integrated online calendars [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Online text documents, spreadsheets and slides [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Easy to create project sites [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Security and admin controls [as with G Suite Basic]
    • 24/7 phone and email support [as with G Suite Basic]
    • Unlimited Storage (or 1TB per user if fewer than 5 users) [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Advanced admin controls for Drive [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Audit and reporting insights for Drive content and sharing [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Google Vault for eDiscovery covering emails, chats, docs and files [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Easily search and export to different formats [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Archive all emails sent by your company [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Set message retention policies [additional to G Suite Basic features]
    • Place and enforce litigation holds on inboxes [additional to G Suite Basic features]

When could this fit?

There is no general answer to this question. If it fits for your company or not depends on your requirements (!) for collaboration based on your business requirements. So first of all you should set a target communication and collaboration architecture for your individual business requirements within your company.

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Posted on 9. October 2016, in Tech and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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