So long G Suite. Welcome, Google Workspace!
What are the reasons behind this change?
Life as we know it is changing in unprecedented ways. 2020 brought major shifts in the ways we work and socialise. For many of us, work is no longer a physical place we go to, and interactions that used to take place in person are being rapidly digitized. Human connections are more difficult than ever to establish and maintain and the boundaries between our personal lives and our work are fading away.
Some are enjoying more flexibility they gained since they started working from home, and for some, it's become even harder to maintain the balance of their professional and personal responsibilities.
According to the research done by Google about 54% of parents said it's been difficult for them to balance household demand with working from home and about 60% of office workers feel less connected to their colleagues since starting to work from home. These are unique challenges, and Google steps in to help.
Introducing Google Workspace
Google has spent decades building products that are simple, easy to learn and anticipate users’ needs. Over 2.6 billion users choose Google productivity apps every month.
The new Google Workspace suite of tools embodies the vision for a future where work is more flexible, time is more precious, and human connections get stronger despite the physical distance. They combined all the apps you know and love like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, (and many more) in one place. They made them even better, more interconnected and more effective to help you thrive in this new, digital work environment.
What is changing exactly?
Flexible solutions make it easy to work securely from anywhere
Google Workspace has been designed to meet the needs of modern, digital workers. It enables flexible, fluid, and fast collaboration—when, where, and how you need it.
- Create and share documents right from Gmail to collaborate with anyone, anywhere
- See your upcoming schedule and jump into meetings—or start a direct call without leaving Gmail
- Pull up any file, anytime, from anywhere using any browser, desktop or mobile device
Address what’s important and let Google handle the rest.
With best-in-class AI and search technology Google Workspace helps you work smarter and you maximise your time
A new, deeply integrated user experience helps your teams collaborate more effectively. Linked content and interactive previews let you do more without switching apps. No more jumping from one window to another. Now you can clearly see what you need in one place. You can also use AI-powered data tools to help you analyze and optimize processes even more.
Thanks to apps from Google you spend less time figuring out how to manage your work and more time actually doing it.
The simple, human-centred design keeps people connected
Google Meet has been keeping people connected for a while. Chosen by billions of users for its simplicity and ease of use. You can now take the collaboration with your team to a new, more personalised level with some cool new features of Google Workspace:
- Meet picture-in-picture improve collaboration by helping people build meaningful connections
- Enhancements like live captions, in-meeting translation, adaptive layouts, low-light mode, and noise cancellation connect workers, from the frontline to the back office and provide the highest quality of digital experience possible.
New pricing policy
With all the improvements in user experience and a complete rebranding, Google is also introducing a new pricing policy. We will explain it in detail and also tell you what it means for current G Suite clients in our next blog post. so stay tuned!
When it comes to digital transformation, you can rely on experts
For most businesses, implementing online tools that enable people to work remotely is a must. But at the end of the day, digital transformation comes down to people and how they receive it. At Revolgy we've been helping thousands of companies with adoption of the digital workspace tools for many years now. We are experts in managing the process from both the technological as well as the human point of view. We implement the tools, train your team, help you re-design and improve your processes so that you can maximise your gains from newly adopted technologies.
"People's journey to adopting changes is challenging and some employees didn't want to participate in it at all. Paradoxically, even the IT department was not on board with it at first, even though they use Google services in their private lives extensively. In the end, however, we managed to explain everything and I think that the bet on Revolgy and their change management paid off. It was also important for us that Revolgy can not only deliver a service/product but also inspire the entire company for the solution. ”
Jaromír Kaláb - CIO, Nordic Telecom
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