Google workspace provides status information on Google services that are part of Google. It is a flexible, innovative solution for people and organizations to achieve more.
Google workspace was formerly known as Google apps and then changed to G suite. It is a collection of collaboration, cloud computing, and productivity tools, software, and several products developed and marketed by Google.
Google workspace was first launched in 2006 with its former name Google apps for your domain and rebranded as G suite later in 2016. The Google workspace consists of Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Meet and Chat for communication; Currents for employee engagement; Drive for storage and Google Docs Suite for content creation.
In Google workspace, an admin panel is provided for managing users and services. Depending on the Google workspace edition, this may also include the digital interactive whiteboard Jamboard and an option to purchase such add ons as the telephony service Voice.
Google Work Space Products
The services offered by Google workspace include: Gmail, Chat, Meet, Calendar, Drive for Storage, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration. As stated above the Google workspace provides an Admin panel for managing users and services.
Google Workspace Marketplace
Google workspace marketplace which was formerly Google apps marketplace and then G suite marketplace, was launched in 2010, 4 years after Google apps. It is an online store with business-oriented cloud applications that augment G Suite functionality. The Marketplace lets administrators browse for purchases, and deploy integrated cloud applications.
Google marketplace comprises of the Business tools, productivity, Education, Communication, and Utilities categories.
In September 2014, Google released a blog post saying that Google employees will be able to install third-party apps from the marketplace without involving administrators.
Google Workspace Other Functionality
Google cloud search was introduced in 2017 and it enables a ‘unified search experience’ in Google Workspace. Google cloud search enables users to search for information across the entire Google workspace product lineup. Users can also search for contacts, with results including the person’s contact details as well as events and files in common.
According to a blog post in 2017, hired by Google was a job application and management tool developed by Google to be used in combination with G Suite. This tool lets employers track job candidate’s contacts information, as well as resumes, calendar invitations, and allows for business partners to share feedback on candidates.
Security and Privacy
Data is stored in Google data centers, this is built-in with custom design servers, that run user’s operating system for security and performance, with over 550 full-time security and privacy professionals.
Encryption specifically AES 128-bit or stronger is applied to data while stored at data centers, under transit between data centers and users, and between data centers.
Google Workspace Customers
As of April 2020, Google has 6 million businesses paying for G Suite, while it has 120 million G Suite for Education users.
In September 2014, Amit Singh, then-President of then-named Google for Work, stated that “60% of the Fortune 500” companies were paying for the service, with “more than 1,800 customers” signing up each week.
Notable companies using G Suite include Uber, AllSaints, BuzzFeed, Design Within Reach, Verizon, Axis Bank, and PwC