Today’s technologies allow us to store most of our data and information securely in the cloud network. I am one of those users. Cloud storage has always benefited me simply because it can save me tons of disk space from my laptop or my smartphone. Plus, I can access my files from anywhere, as long as I have an internet connection. The cloud system that I use the most for personal and for work is, G Suite.
What is G Suite?
G Suite is Google’s suite of intelligent apps. This was formerly known as Google Apps, until it was re-branded in late 2016. I primarily recommend G Suite for clients who needs email hosting for their business. However, G Suite is much more than just email. It also includes a variety of apps and features that can come in quite handy. In fact, you’re probably already using or are familiar with some of them.
The most common G Suite service is Gmail. Almost everyone I know is using Gmail. The UI and UX design for the email platform is simple and easy to navigate around. Yes, Gmail is free but did you know that you can use the very same email platform for your business email? And yes, it comes with your own domain extension for your email such as [[email protected]] That is G Suite, also known as Gmail for Business.
Another platform for G Suite is Google Calendar. You can start scheduling meetings, appointments, reminders and start sharing it with your colleagues and clients alike. Everything can be done from your PC or smartphone. Keep everything in track without missing any appointments again. It syncs with all your G Suite apps as well.
Google Drive is another superb cloud storage and file administration platform. I use this ALL the time. I have all my important documents stored in Google Drive and I can access it from anywhere and anytime. From here, I can start creating documents or presentations right from the web without the need of an office suite installation.
Talking about documents, G Suite also comes with Google Docs, Sheets and Slide. You can create any documents you want straight from Google Drive. Believe it or not, this article I’m writing is from Google Docs. Why do I use Google Docs? Because the file is saved automatically and securely in the cloud. If my laptop crash, the document is still available for me to continue once I logged in. So the benefits of me using G Suite is for this Google office suite platform.
While all these services comes free, there are limitations that you can see if you’re using it for your own business. For personal use, it’s great. But for business, you may need that something extra. That’s where G Suite comes in.
Once you signed up with a G Suite plan, you will have access to the G Suite Admin Console. The Admin console for G Suite allows business owners easily manage everything from one single place. From here, you can do everything from adding new users and groups, manage devices, configure security settings (like 2-factor authentication), add new custom domains for your business which can be used for Gmail, and even enable fun features like Inbox by Google for your employees.
Additional Features for G Suite Business Users
It’s also important to make a note of the additional features in G Suite Business plans. If you’re a bigger business and rely on email heavily, these can help ease some of your worries.
- Cloud Search: Want to take search capabilities in G Suite even further? The Cloud Search feature allows you to search across your company’s content in G Suite. From Gmail and Drive to Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and more.
- Vault: You can never have too many backups. Vault allows you to manage, retain, search, and export your organization’s email, Google Drive file content and on-the-record chats. Basically, you can archive all your data and set retention policies.
Another key benefits of using G Suite is the uptime. Google is one of the best when it comes to reliability. If you want to dig into the technical details, G Suite offers a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for covered services, and in recent years they’ve actually exceeded that. Also due to the fact that email is such an important part of every business, G Suite has no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows. All of their data centers are built with redundant infrastructure.
G Suite is made affordable with TS Cloud
You may think that subscribing to G Suite is expensive, but it’s not. It may not be the cheapest, but it is definitely the most affordable online business suite that you can find on the internet. With Google’s reputation of being the biggest and baddest cloud based platform provider, you can be sure that all your files and data are secured. That is why I use G Suite as my cloud platform. That is also why the company I’m attached to use G Suite.
To put that little icing on the cake, G Suite is available in Malaysia and Singapore via a local G Suite reseller called TS Cloud. The great thing about having a local G Suite reseller for Malaysia and Singapore is for the price to be localised and more reliable service centre in case you need any help. The G Suite pricing for both countries are much more affordable and you will also get a 24/7 reliable service if needed.
I have written about the services by TS Cloud before and how they can affordably help you with putting your business in the cloud. So if you’re looking into converting your business from offline to online, you have to check them out. I can assure you that you will find them very reliable and most importantly, affordable.
For those who are ready for the change (trust me, it’s worth it), head over to TS Cloud Malaysia if you’re residing in Malaysia and for our friends in Singapore, you can head over to TS Cloud Singapore to start your cloud journey, literally.
Get your business in the cloud today with G Suite.