G Suite: Collaboration Tools for Businesses

G Suite: Collaborations Tool for Businesses

Always evolving in the name of progress, Google has announced that its flagship workplace solution is getting a facelift. Formerly known as “Google Apps for Work,” the company has reworked the collection of apps for simplicity and efficiency, and launched it as the more sleekly-titled “G Suite.” The result is a more streamlined product that combines its traditional tools, while incorporating features that promote the necessary collaboration and connectedness that make organizations successful.

Newer innovations, combined with the tools that have proven effective from the beginning, will fall under the umbrella of Google Cloud. As Google has continued to innovate and tinker, it has established itself as the ultimate collaboration tool for businesses, and much more than just a web search giant.

Within G Suite, users will recognize the featured staples that have always had significant utility – Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, and Hangouts aren’t going anywhere. Bringing all of these pieces together to promote real-time collaboration across multiple platforms and devices will allow users and workgroups to be more nimble and productive in achieving organizational goals. From Chromebooks to Mac Books, Android devices to iPhones, to tablets of all sizes and shapes – workplace silos will crumble, giving way to a more connected, synergistic organizational culture.

Google has thrived even in the face of intense competition with rival suite Office 365, and has done so by drawing on the talent and expertise of freelancers developing open-source app initiatives that drive productivity. As machines become smarter and more personalized, users will find ease in accessing files based on relevance to meetings and communication with colleagues. Here are some improvements you can expect in G Suite:

Drive As Drive-enabled devices learn more about user behavior, the most routine tasks become more automated. Drive will include a “Quick Access” function that will predict which files are needed based on your browsing patterns, saving you the time of sorting through a sea of documents. Working groups will also find the new Drive for Teams feature will simplify assignments, content ownership, and the addition and removal of collaborators in real time.

Calendar – Users will find greater ease in scheduling, as Calendar will be able to automate the creation of appointments, perceiving of potential time and location conflicts.

Hangouts – Google’s flagship video conferencing application will now feature meetings that can accommodate up to 50 video-enabled users (even those without Google accounts) without the need for additional plugins or downloads.

Sheets – No longer will you have to engage in exhaustive searches for formulas to assemble critical data. Users will be able to ask questions like “How many flash drives did we sell in 2016?,” or “what was last week’s payroll total?”

Slides – Those who struggle with visual creativity will appreciate Slides’ design improvement suggestions, presented on the fly as you work.

G Suite’s enhancements and commitment to innovation will keep organizations on the leading edge of workplace productivity. Collaboration tools for businesses have never been smarter.