Google Apps for Work

Google Apps for Work

Google Apps for Work (previously known as Google Apps for Business) is a suite of cloud computing collaboration and productivity software offered on a subscription basis from Google.

Google Apps for Work includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Although these products are available from Google free of charge, Google Apps for Work adds specific business focused features including custom business email addresses at your domain (, 30GB of storage and a 24/7 support service.

According to Google, over 5 million companies and organisations use Google Apps including the majority of Fortune 500 companies.


To find out more on google and sign up for a free trial Click Here.

Google Apps in a Little More Detail

Here we will explain each of the Google Apps in a little more detail, explaining exactly how they can help your business.


Gmail is the most popular web based email service in the world and is guaranteed 99.9% uptime with zero scheduled downtime for maintenance. This is clearly very attractive for business users. It comes with either 30GB or unlimited (depending on your plan), 27/7 customer support, no advertising and Google Apps sync for Microsoft Outlook.

Google Drive


Google describe Google Drive as “a place where you can create, share, collaborate and store all your stuff”.

With Google Drive users can upload any type of file to the cloud, from any kind of computer or mobile device with internet access and share them with anyone they like. Google Drive  puts a special folder on the users computer and all changes sync across devices. Just like Gmail, Google drive comes with either 30GB (or unlimited), 24/7 support, controls to keep files private until shared and advanced audit and reporting.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms


Google docs is a word processor similar to Microsoft Word, Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Excel, Google Slides is a presentation program And Google Forms is a program to collect and organise information.

This suite of programs allow your team to create, edit and collaborate on documents in real time.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a communication service that allows members to participate in one-on-one or group communications. Google Hangouts includes instant messaging, video chat, SMS (Short Message Service) and VOIP (Voice Over IP).


Google+ is a social network designed with business in mind. Collaborate with your customers, share thoughts with your community, or put questions to your organisation.


Google Sites is a program to easily create websites for your team or a portal for your customers. Creating a site is as easy as writing a document without writing a single line of code or the need for IT specialists.


Google Calendar is the number 1 integrated calendar for teams. Schedule meetings quickly by checking team members availability from your computer or mobile device. Calendars can be published on the internet and shared resources, such as meeting rooms can be booked too.


With Admin it’s easy to add users, manage devices and configure security for your organisation. Keep data safe on mobile devices using BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) security policies and use device management to locate lost devices or to wipe them remotely


Google Vault is an archive for all email and chats. Find specific information easily, even from closed accounts and protect against legal investigation beyond standard file retention periods. This information can also be exported to standard formats and user activity can be tracked within the vault.

To find out more on google and sign up for a free trial Click Here.

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