What is Google Workspace (G Suite)?
Google Workspace formerly known as G Suite is a unified platform of enterprise-based applications. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product developed by Google for businesses, institutions, and non-profit organizations.
Google Workspace consists of a collection of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Sheets, Forms and many more. Google offers Google Workspace via a monthly subscription plan with a free trial of 14 days.
What are the different editions of Google Workspace accounts available?
Google Workspace offers different editions based on different organizational requirements. These editions also come in different pricing plans according to the features offered.
The editions are:
- Individual editions.
- Business and Enterprise editions.
- Editions for qualifying organizations (Frontline edition, special editions for schools and non-profits, Government editions).
- Alternative packages (Essentials editions).
What are the benefits of using Google Workspace?
Google Workspace subscribers benefit from a wide range of enterprise-level features. These include:
Optimal cloud access
Keep all your work in one place with secure access from your computer, phone, or tablet. You can easily invite others to view, download, and collaborate on any file. No need for email attachments
It helps to see colleagues schedules so that you can plan things easily according to everyone’s schedule.
Advanced admin controls
Admins can easily add users, manage devices and use integrated features to manage users and configure security and settings like security keys and 2-step verification.
Data migration tools
There is an in-house migration tool in the admin console to transfer data like calendars and mail. Besides that, Google Workspace offers Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook to synchronize Outlook and Google Workspace.
Custom Email Address
Google Workspace allows the user to create a custom business email like ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ provided you have a domain registered in the company name.
How does Google Workspace differentiate from free Google apps?
Google Workspace offers several additional business-grade services that aren’t included with Google’s free apps. These services include custom business email, twice the amount of cloud storage across Gmail and Drive, 24*7 phone support, email support, interoperability with Microsoft Outlook, additional security options like SSO and 2-step verification, and admin control of user accounts.
Why use Google Workspace with an EMM provider?
Integrating Google Workspace with an EMM provider like Hexnode makes way for much easier device enrollment and device management for enterprises. A Google Workspace account makes it easier to enroll devices in Android Enterprise and it also helps to sync the users and user groups from the Google Workspace account to the UEM console. Moreover, it provides ease of access to several google applications.