G Suite, formerly know as Google Apps for Work™, is a suite of web-based communication and collaboration tools for your team including email, calendar, instant messaging and documents.

G Suite brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size – all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs.

With Gmail, Google Calendar, and integrated instant messaging (IM), users can stay connected and work together with ease. Also, using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, they can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work.

Take a moment to think about how you and your team communicate:

  • Do you check email frequently from your smart phone or on the road?

  • Do you or your employees struggle to sync email between computers and mobile devices?

  • Have you heard of cloud computing and wondered if it was right for your business?

  • Are you committed to saving time and money for your business?

  • Have you ever lost your entire archive of emails when a hard drive crashed?

  • Do you struggle with email being unreliable or not delivering mail because you’ve reached your storage quota?

Which Web-based Tools are Included in G Suite?

  • Gmail – Huge inbox with search: keep and find everything

  • Chat – Business class instant messaging and video chat as easy as email

  • Calendar – Make sharing calendars and schedules easy

  • Documents – Makes collaborating as easy as creating

  • Drive – Access, organize, and share all your files from any device, anywhere

  • Sites – Allow users to manage their own sites

  • Groups – Let users easily create and work in teams

  • Spam Filtering – Security and compliance solutions

  • Google Apps Marketplace – Web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps

To learn more, watch the video overview:

Experience the Benefits of G Suite!

Proven cost savings

No extra hardware or software needed―just $72/user annual fee plus affordable setup costs. Your staff will spend less time on email support and more time working.

Seamless Mobile Integration

At home, at work or on the road, your Google Apps for Work tools are accessible via computer or mobile device.

At no extra charge, Google Apps for Work supports over-the-air mobile access on BlackBerry devices, the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android and many other smartphones.

Ample storage space

Each user account gets 30GB of storage, which is 50 times more than the industry average. Keep all your important messages, and find them instantly with built-in Google Search. Need more storage? Ask us about an upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited with unlimited storage for only $10 per user per month!

Gmail is designed so employees can spend less time managing their inboxes, and more time being productive. Time-saving features like message threading, message labels, fast message search and powerful spam filtering help employees work efficiently with high volumes of email.

Built-in spam filter

Google Apps uses Postini to keep unwanted mail from clogging up your inbox.

99.9% uptime reliability guarantee with synchronous replication

With synchronous replication, your data and activity in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites is simultaneously preserved in multiple secure data centers. If one data center is unable to serve your requests, the system is designed to instantly fall back to another data center that can serve your account with no interruption in service.

Frequently Asked Questions about G Suite

Yes. Vision Design Group can import your past emails along with your existing folder structure (which is converted to “Labels” in Gmail) and contacts, so you can keep your communication history with your new Google Apps setup. We can even export your Outlook calendar events and import them into Google Calendar.
Yes, when we set up Google Apps, we’ll use your web domain to create custom email addresses.
Yes, Google Calendar allows you to share calendars with other colleagues and schedule appointments. You can even embed a Google Calendar on a web page.
Yes, there are many ways to use Google Calendar while keeping certain information private. You can create a separate calendar that is only visible to you, or you can mark certain events as “busy” on your shared calendar without revealing the details. Users who have personal Gmail accounts can share their existing calendar with their new Google Apps account so they can see all their calendars in one place.
The short answer is no―you can send and receive email through the Google Apps web interface. If you’re comfortable with Outlook and still want to use it you can, but there are no additional benefits to doing so, and you lose some of the integration features that are the strength of Google Apps. If you’d like to learn more about transitioning from Google to Outlook, you can download this Gmail vs. Outlook PDF that illustrates the Gmail equivalent of Outlook features you’re familiar with.
$50/user/year, plus a setup fee based on your organizations’ needs and the number of users. Contact us for a specific quote.
Not at all! Existing Gmail users will catch on immediately since the interface is similar. Vision Design Group also provides training to you and your staff to bring you up to speed on how to use Google Apps and integrate the new tools into your workflow.
Your data stored with Google Apps is protected with synchronous replication, which means there are duplicate copies in case one location fails.
Google is committed to keeping the information stored on its computer systems safe and secure with a multi-layered security strategy which is endorsed and defended throughout the organization. Google Apps provides controls at each level of data storage, access and transfer. Millions of organizations, including Google, run their businesses on Google Apps, and Google invests in that trust every day. With Google Apps, users can rest assured that Google values the privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data. To learn more, read Google’s Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products (PDF).

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, contact Vision Design Group to get a FREE quote for converting your business to Google Apps.

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