The public version of G Suite differs from the business version in some key ways. In this video, Julio Appling explains the added features in G Suite for Business. While these may vary slightly by version, they include customized branding, 24/7 support, disabled advertising, enhanced data privacy, and increased Google Drive storage.
- [Instructor] Google provides an assortment of apps and services to the public for free, and you may already use many of these, such as YouTube, Gmail, Blogger, and Google Drive. G Suite for Work includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, the Google+ social network, Photos, Sites, and G Suite Vault, which is exclusive to G Suite and not part of the public Google offering.
Your G Suite account may also grant you access to additional sevices, such as YouTube and Blogger, if enabled by your administrator. One of the most important services provided by G Suite is the ability to brand your install with your own customized domain, where in the public version of Gmail, your address ends with gmail.com, in G Suite, you may customize your email address and use your company domain name. When you log into your G Suite account, you will need to use your full email address as the user name, to distinguish your user name within your domain from similar names registered with public Google services or other G Suite domains.
For example, when I use the G Suite sign-in page to log into my work email, instead of typing my user name only, my login would include both my user name as well as the domain which indicates I am logging into my G Suite account. The public version of G Suite is free, but Google earns revenue by including some advertisements within Gmail and other services. Additionally, key words within your email and documents may be used to tailor advertising specifically to you. Since G Suite is used by businesses and private organizations, G Suite for Work gives you the option to enable or disable advertising for your domain, and in some versions, such as G Suite for Education, advertising is disabled entirely.
Google serves as data processor for your organization, and makes it explicitly clear, any data saved on their servers is owned by the organization using the service, and data is not sold by third parties or used for targeted ads. As always, it is best practice to review all Terms of Service and privacy documentation carefully to be sure the agreement complies with service and privacy expectations of your organization. For public Google accounts, users are given a limited amount of storage that is shared between all apps, though you can choose to purchase more space if desired.
Users of G Suite for Work are given a greater amount of web storage, which can range from 30 gigabytes in the basic plan to unlimited storage in other versions. Also, since businesses must rely on their administrative tools, G Suite also provides support 24 hours a day and seven days a week, and guarantees 99.9% uptime, with zero scheduled downtime for maintenance.
- Choosing a G Suite plan
- Setting up your domain
- Migrating data
- Choosing services
- Adding and removing users and groups
- Managing user access
- Configuring iOS and Android devices
- Working with reports