Despite declines in COVID cases, easing of mask requirements, and things returning to some sense of normal in the world, most people still aren’t back in the office, and it doesn’t look like that will happen any time soon (or ever, for some workplaces).
Since working from home seems to be here to stay, it’s important to give your employees the tools to remain connected, like Google Workspace. What is Google Workspace? Read on to learn more about what it can do for your employees.
What Is Google Workspace?
Google Workspace started as Google Apps and then was rebranded to G Suite in 2016 before becoming Google Workspace in 2020. Simply put, Workspace is Google’s version of Office 365. It’s a cloud-based collection of apps to make your work life (and home life) easier.
From email to note-taking to presenting, Google Workspace has apps that allow you to collaborate with your colleagues, create spreadsheets, presentations, reports, and more., manage your calendar, and much more.
1. The Available Apps
While most of these apps are free to anyone who has a Google account, upgrading to the full Google Workspace experience will give you some extra apps and also give you an ad-free experience.
- Google Docs
- Google Meet
- Google Hangouts
- Google Sheets
- Google Keep
- Google Drive
- Google Chat
2. It’s Cloud-Based
Because Google Workspace is cloud-based, you can access it from anywhere, making it ideal for those working from, those working in an office, and those who are traveling. You can also download the apps to your phone or tablet, making it possible to work on the go.
You can also use Google Workspace to sync your apps to allow you to use them offline, so you won’t have to worry if you have spotty or no internet access. You’ll still be able to view emails and documents even if you don’t have an internet connection.
3. It’s Affordable
You might be surprised when you explore Google Workspace pricing. Basic plans run as little as a few dollars each month per user and there are different tiers, so you can find something that works with your budget. Workspace also provides ad-free platforms, so you can work without distraction from annoying ads on your screen.
4. It Has Industry-Leading Security
Google takes your account security seriously, and the Workspace security features demonstrate this. Workspace has 2-factor authentication, state-of-the-art security measures at Google’s physical data centers which house the servers holding your data, 100% encrypted emails, AI detection of unusual or new logins.
5. You Get a Lot of Storage
Most Workspace plans provide unlimited data for your emails, files, and other information (there are some plans that limit it, but it is still plenty for most people’s needs). Free Gmail or Drive accounts limit how much data you can store. If your employees have large files or want to be able to save a great deal of information, don’t rely on free accounts.
Ready to Upgrade to Google Workspace?
Now that you can answer “what is Google Workspace?”, it’s time to start thinking of taking your business to the next level with this platform. Make sure you and your employees have access to everything you need, from wherever you are and do it without busting your budget. If you’re ready to give Workspace a try, get in touch with us today to learn more about available plans and pricing.