G Suite, formerly known as Google Apps, is a collection of cloud-based business-grade services including email, cloud storage and collaboration. G Suite offers a wealth of tools and services for a relatively low cost and is a perfect solution for any business looking to streamline their online collaboration and email service into one package. We think it’s worth making the switch to G Suite. Here’s why.
1. You get to keep your existing email addresses and emails
When switching over to G Suite, your existing email addresses and emails can easily be migrated across. During the account setup process you are guided through connecting your domain name with Google’s G Suite service. Thankfully, they go to great lengths to ensure that each step is easy to understand and simple to follow.
2. Choice of the Gmail email interface or your own email application
Email within G Suite automatically gets paired with Google’s popular Gmail interface which most people would be familiar with. You have the choice of using Gmail as your primary email application or you can choose to set up your email accounts with most other email applications, such as Apple’s Mail App, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. You can even choose to use both if you wish.
3. Access to Cloud-based storage and services
Each entry level G Suite account gets 30GB of Google Cloud storage space to use with Google Drive and Google’s other web-based tools such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. The 30GB of storage is applied to each individual email account that is setup within G Suite so you don’t need to worry about sharing your storage space with other employees or users.
4. Reliability on Google’s network
Google’s application and network architecture is designed for maximum reliability and uptime. Google’s G Suite network offers a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for covered services. Put simply, this means your emails will always be available to you at any time. Furthermore, G Suite has no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows where you are left stuck with your emails offline. Because Google owns multiple data centers worldwide, this means your emails will continue to work even in the event that a main data centre goes offline.
5. Collaboration tools
Google’s G Suite has collaboration built into the heart of its software infrastructure, which allows your business and employees to collaborate and share information more easily than ever. Sharing files through G Suite with your other staff members is as easy as the click of a button. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides allow you to work on documents simultaneously with multiple other team members. And with Google Calendar, all of your office events, meetings and reminders can be synced with everyone, keeping everyone up-to-date with what is going on. All of this is included with each G Suite account.
6. Built for growth and scalability
G Suite is designed to scale with your business as it grows. You only pay for the email accounts that you need. Subsequent accounts can be added and removed at any point. Gone are the days where you run out of email storage space! Every G Suite account can be upgraded to have unlimited storage space, with both your emails and files saving to the cloud.
7. Advanced spam filtering
With your emails running through G Suite, incoming emails have to pass Google’s spam detection algorithms. This, in turn, will reduce the number of spam emails you receive. Google’s Gmail service will also constantly adapt its spam filtering as it learns from the emails you read and the ones that you mark as spam.
G Suite pricing starts from as little as $5 per month per user. Signing up your business with G Suite and converting your emails is a piece of cake. If you are not sure where to start then let us help you get set up. At CSQD, we host our email accounts through G Suite and can get you up and running in no time.