G Suite

Application Spotlight: G Suite

What is G Suite?

G Suite is very simply Google’s Productivity Suite. This is the name they have chosen to encompass their Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides), and Google Photos. G Suite is the part where you are able to take it and add your own domain to it rather than some other companies. The reason someone would need it would simply be if they were trying to help market their brand. Typically an email coming from <name>@<yourcompany>.com looks much more professional than <name>.<yourcompany>@gmail.com. In doing this it can provide an immediate increase in validity as a professional.

So many people talk about this product simply because it has become an industry standard. Currently, G Suite and Office 365 are reigning supreme in the Cloud based productivity arena. I choose G Suite and push clients to the same for a few very specific reasons:

  1. It is a very familiar layout. If you use GMail the layout won’t change. The only thing that will change is the email address.
  2. It is fairly inexpensive. For a starting business you can get it for 5/month/user (a little cheaper with an annual contract). This gets you 30 Gb of storage (more than enough for most).
  3. It is easy to change subscriptions. There is an unlimited offer with G Suite that allows you to store an unlimited amount of data in the Google Cloud, and it is easy to switch between them if needed.

How do I get it?

I have personally done many transitions for people from on-premise exchange servers to G Suite and have done multiple moves from other email accounts to G Suite. This even includes moving people from a GMail account into a G Suite set up and keeping all of their emails existing in the new setup. I would be more than happy to assist you in setting up this new system and making sure that it is working properly. You can contact me at the email in the footer.

Alternatively, if you would like to set it up yourself you can use this link to get a 14 day free trial: Click Here



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