What is Google Workspace Individual?

Man Working on Google Workspace Individual

Google Workspace Individual is different from Google Workspace [for teams]. “Individual” is designed for use by any of the more than 1.8 billion Gmail users who need to add business functionality to their Gmail account. You can look at Google Workspace Individual as a paid … [Read more…]

How To Find a Google Workspace Partner

Many small businesses do not have the in-house resources needed to properly implement and support Google Workspace. These companies often seek help from a Google Workspace Partner. There are a lot of companies that advertise Google Workspace services, but not all have Member status in … [Read more…]

A Brief History of Google Workspace

A Brief History of Google Workspace

It took less than a decade for Google to dominate the internet search engine market. Today, Google’s business productivity suite, Google Workspace, has over 6 million customers. It all started in the mid-’90s when Stanford graduate Larry Page noticed something the other internet search engines … [Read more…]

Google Spaces: The Slack & Teams Alternative

Spaces

At the 2021 Google I/O, Google announced that Rooms in Google Chat will be rebranded “Spaces” and will get a number of enhancements. Spaces appears to be a viable alternative to Slack (which is in the process of being acquired by Salesforce) and Microsoft Teams. … [Read more…]

Use Google Workspace to Keep Control of Online Google Services

Control of Online Google Accounts

In many businesses, the marketing department signs up for a variety of Google services. These services include:

Companies that are not using Google Workspace need to set up access to these Google services via an individual (consumer) Google account. This is usually a Gmail account, but it is also possible to sign up for an individual Google account using a business email address.

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What is Google Workspace Essentials and Who is it For?

Essentials

Google launched Google Workspace Essentials in May of 2020.

What is Google Workspace Essentials?

Essentials can be viewed as a slimmed down version of Google Workspace. It includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Sites, Forms and Keep. It does not host your email and it is not your users’ calendar system. Essentials does not include Google Drawings, My Maps or Jamboard.

Who is Essentials for?

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What is Google Workspace?

What is Google Workspace?Most people are aware of consumer Gmail. If you don’t personally use Gmail, you likely receive email from friends and family with gmail.com addresses.

Many people don’t realize that Gmail is also available to organizations.

Gmail is just one of the components of Google Workspace. Other components include Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites.

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7 Useful Apps That Are Included With Google Workspace

Google Workspace Bonus Applications

The core applications of office productivity suites such as Google Workspace are: email, documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These are the basic software tools most people use at work.

In addition to these core applications, there are a number of Google Workspace extras that are included in the monthly per user price. Not everyone is aware of these bonus applications.

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Five Google Workspace to Salesforce Integrations and How They Benefit Businesses

Google Booth at Dreamforce 2018

At Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference in 2017, a strategic partnership with Google was announced.

Often, these alliances come and go. However, the Salesforce/Google partnership has gained momentum. Google had a noticeable presence at the 2018 Dreamforce conference.

Among a wide range of facets to the partnership are the following five Salesforce to Google Workspace integrations.

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How Admins & Users Can Make Google Workspace Security Even Stronger

Google Workspace Security Key

Updated: March 14, 2019

If you’re using Google Workspace or considering Google Workspace for your organization, there may be questions about Google Workspace security in your mind.

After all company email and business documents (if you are leveraging Google Drive for cloud backup of local files) are stored in Google’s data centers.

Google Workspace, as you’d expect, has multiple levels of built-in security.

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Google Chat vs Google Meet vs Classic Hangouts

Google Chat Meet Hangouts

Updated: July 20, 2021

It’s a challenge to keep with Google’s various iterations of chat, online meeting and Hangouts products—as well as the branding of these apps. In fact, we need to frequently update this post.

Google now has three distinct components in this category that are a part of Google Workspace’s core services, a.k.a. core apps.

Here is a roundup of the Google Hangouts, Meet, Chat (and now Rooms) offerings.

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Where is Google Workspace Data Stored?

G Suite Data Storage

Gmail and Google Workspace use the same global data storage as Google’s search engine.

Google currently has 23 data global data centers. The first data center was built on the Oregon side of the Columbia River in 2006 (see picture below).

Google stores subscriber data (email, documents, spreadsheets, etc.) in small pieces. Each of those pieces is copied several times and stored in multiple geographic locations.

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Google Workspace Enterprise Adoption: Steady Progress

Google Workspace Enterprise Adoption

Updated: April 25, 2019

Google has made significant inroads into the small business market with Google Workspace. For business owners and employees who have been using consumer Gmail, moving to Google Workspace is an easy transition.

However, Google has faced several barriers to widespread Google Workspace enterprise adoption. Here are some of those blockers and what Google has been doing to address them.

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A Sales Productivity Tool for Google Workspace and Gmail Users

Sales Productivity in GmailFor anyone who is in sales and who uses either Google Workspace or Gmail, there’s a new sales productivity platform from Cirrus Insight that’s worth taking on a test drive.

Cirrus Insight’s flagship product was a Chrome extension for Gmail to Salesforce integration. Recently, the company expanded its offering to become a a broad and useful feature set for any user of Gmail or Google Workspace — regardless of whether they are using a specific CRM application.

Through a combination of internal inventions and acquisitions, Cirrus has assembled a “dream suite” of tools that most salespeople will appreciate.

Here is an overview of a few of the ways that salespeople can benefit from the Cirrus platform.

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Google Workspace Pricing: What Your Business Can Expect to Pay

Google Workspace Pricing

Updated: October 7, 2020

The current Google Workspace pricing is different than it was when Google Workspace was known as G Suite.

Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free business version of Google Apps. Businesses that signed up for that version are grandfathered at no cost for up to 10 users.

Google still offers free versions of Google Workspace to qualified educational and government institutions as well as to qualified nonprofit organizations.

For for-profit businesses, Google Workspace does come at a cost.

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Google Workspace for Enterprises: The Shift is Underway

Google Workspace for EnterprisesThe adoption of Google Workspace began with small to mid-sized businesses. However, the shift to Google Workspace for enterprises is ostensibly underway.

At the March 2017 Google Cloud Next Conference, both Colgate and Verizon talked about their move to Google Workspace.

Colgate-Palmolive has moved 28,000 users to Google Workspace from IBM’s legacy Notes and Domino systems. Verizon is planning to move 150,000 users to Google Workspace.

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Rackspace Webmail vs. Google Workspace For Small Business

Google Workspace vs. Rackspace WebmailWhen a small business owner or manager decides to make the move from free consumer email addresses (e.g., jake2874@comcast.net) to custom email addresses (e.g., jake@abbottsolar.com), there are a number of business email options.

Aside from Microsoft, two of the most popular business email providers are Rackspace and Google.

As service providers, Google and Rackspace differ in many ways. However, they do overlap in a couple of areas.

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How Google Workspace Gives Each User Unlimited Email Addresses

There are two ways in which a Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) user can have an unlimited number of inbound email addresses associated with their Google Workspace account. We’ll refer to these ways as “dimensions”, as they can be used in combination.

Google Workspace Email Aliases

The first dimension of unlimited email addresses are email aliases. Aliases are assigned to a user account by a Google Workspace admin. An admin can assign multiple values to what is technically called the Local-part of the email address, or the part before the @ sign.

In the following example, you will see that Lou’s default email address is lou@yourcrmdemo.com. Lou must use this address to login to her email account.

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