Many small businesses do not have the in-house resources needed to fully implement and properly manage 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 are all official Google partners.
In 2017, Google launched its Cloud Partner directory, which is a searchable listing of all companies that have been accepted into the Google Cloud Partner Program.
Default Google Cloud Partner Listing
The default listing, in the absence of any search criteria, consists mostly of Google Partners that focus on enterprises.
If you own or manage a small business, you’ll want to use the search functions of the page to find a better fit.
Searching for a Google Workspace Partner
Google Cloud Products
Google Workspace is one of up to five products that a Google Cloud Partner can be listed for. The five are:
- Chrome Enterprise
- Google Workspace
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- Google for Education
- Google Maps Platform
Google Cloud Partner Types
There are four partner types to choose from:
- GCP Training
If you are looking for a Google partner that is focused on Google Workspace services, you can begin by refining your search. Check Google Workspace in the Product section and Services in the Partner Types section section.
Up top in the search box, you can try entering geographic information such as city, state, province or country. Here is a link to the search results shown in the following image:
You could also enter your industry in the search box to find out if there are any partners who have worked with companies in the same type of business as yours.
Google Cloud Partner Capabilities
If you are looking for a Google Workspace services partner, the Capabilities section is not relevant for search. The checkbox items are parent categories of the more specific capabilities shown within a Google Cloud Partner’s profile.
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