G Suite has been a popular collection of productivity tools for close to ten years, attracting an important number of users. Google has decided that a rebranding was needed, and the service has received a new name along with fresh changes.
At the start, G Suite offered the ability to use Google services on a proprietary domain for a monthly subscription. In time the service evolved, offering additional productivity tools and collaboration features that made it quite popular for backend purposes.
The transition to Google Workspace is an important step forward for the service and far from being the only name, with the G Suite name replacing the more generic Google Apps name in 2016. In a nutshell, Google Workspace comes with everything that made G Suite cools, as well as new features and changes that were made in 2020.
One of the greatest perks is represented by he the fact that Google has improved the integration between several services provided by the platform, and it is now possible to perform more tasks in a central hub instead of launching each app separately.
While all the tools offered by Google Workspace have a free version that can be enjoyed by regular users, the unified platform isn’t available for free. There are four subscriptions plans in the form of Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus and Enterprise. The Business plans come with an escalating price of $6, $12, or $18 while Enterprise prices can be negotiated, with the price being available per user.
The basic plan is a great choice for small businesses as it comes with a custom business email, the ability to hold video meetings with up to 100 participants, 30GB of cloud storage space, and some security options. Larger companies or those who need more storage space or additional features can opt for the more expensive plans
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