I have been using Google G Suite as an office environment for communication and collaboration for about six years. In the following post, I’ll describe a situation that should sound familiar; in this case a meeting with a mixed group of participants. Distributed meetings are one of Google G Suite’s strong suits. The software is not only good at planning and organizing meetings, but it’s also an effective tool for holding the actual meetings as well, even if you meet in person.
In this second of a two part blog post covering Google G Suite, we’ll take a closer look at Hangouts Meet, Jamboard, Groups for Business, administrative functions, Google Forms and Google Sites.
In April, Google revealed a new version of Gmail for the first time in several years. In addition to a better looking design as well as better functionality, it includes several new features, most of which come from Google’s inbox. Clearly something exciting is happening at Google.
You probably already know about Gmail, but are you aware of Google’s new Inbox by Gmail? Inbox is Google’s modern mail service and it’s what Gmail should have become long ago. If you use Gmail, you should definitely check out Inbox. Or maybe not? Now Google has updated its Gmail mail service with many of Inbox’s features, all while remaining true to Gmail’s philosophy. In order to help you decide whether you want to use Inbox by Gmail or the new Gmail, read ahead to find out everything you need to know about the features and possibilities of the two options.
Google is well known for its simpler apps for Gmail and Google Docs, but it has a great deal more to offer in the business context, especially for freelancers and small to medium businesses.
Any plan to quickly compare G Suite and Office 365 is doomed to fail from the outset. In my experience, the two products cannot be compared with a simple table and a checklist of functions. But I have attempted to give you a good broad comparison in this post!
Dropbox has a reputation as the king of data synchronization, but how does it compare to Google Drive as a part of Google’s G Suite?
Pure intranets are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Even the number of dedicated extranets will decrease. Now, flexible methods to support collaboration across company boundaries are in demand.
Unlike email, an intranet contains information that is valid for a longer time, as well as preserving context and providing options for both synchronous and asynchronous communication. These days, there are better tools than email for communication.
Last year, Facebook started offering a business solution called, Workplace by Facebook. It’s a variation of the social network of the same name, but for use in the office. Companies can easily register, calculate costs, and quickly get up and running.
But what does the term “workplace” really mean in this case? What does Workplace by Facebook (referred to as Workplace hereafter) actually offer companies?