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You might have heard; the world has changed. More than anything, our working lives have been transformed. We can’t troubleshoot in the corridor, have an impromptu face-to-face brainstorming session or even pretend to enjoy those special cakes that Claire from HR’s daughter made. Put simply, work is no longer about going to work, work is about doing work wherever you are.
With the growth of remote working in 2020, Google’s G-Suite of tools become increasingly popular and indispensable when it came to creation, communication and collaboration. So late last year, they rebranded to become known as Google Workspace.
With more than 6 million business users, Google Workspace includes all the apps you know and enjoy using for free as a Google account holder. These include Gmail (emails), Calendar, Drive (file storage), Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheets), Forms (questionnaires/surveys), Slides (presentations), Meet (video conferencing), and many more, enabling you to work together in real time with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employees.
Plus, with it being based in the cloud, there’s no software to download or update and its pretty secure too. Google Workspace customers' data is encrypted when it's on a disk, stored on backup media, moving over the Internet or travelling between data centres. So, wherever you are and whatever device you have, you can access what you want, when you want.
Google Workspace is more than just a rebranding exercise, there’s a whole host of new features that have been introduced to provide more seamless communication
With Google Workspace, Google wanted to introduce a new integrated experience to help users collaborate more effectively, stay connected and encourage companies to create new digital customer experiences. They also wanted people to
Intrigued by the new name, we decided to find out more. Some basic online research revealed that Google Workspace is more than just a rebranding exercise, there’s a whole host of new features that have been introduced to provide more seamless communication.
Google Workspace effectively combines multiple communication methods into a single interface so users will be able to:
As we don't have a big internal team, we don't use the paid Google Workspace currently, but it maybe something we use in the future. However, we are big fans of the free tools (which are mostly the same) and use most of them daily. And because they are so quick and easy to access, we often find ourselves dipping into one of the tools to add something that we’ve just thought about before we forget!
What are your experiences of it and what do you like the most?
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