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Google Apps is now called G Suite

By September 29, 2016No Comments

Google Apps is now called G Suite - Mahoney Web Marketing

Google Apps (used for business email, file sharing, calendaring etc.) is now rebranded as G Suite.

Which sounds like a bad mid-90s R&B group. (Try as I might, I can’t forgetĀ “Rappin’ 4-Tay”.)*

In their official blog post, Google said this is more in keeping more with their mission to provide a series of tools businesses use to further their own purposes. Basically rather than a series of individual applications coming together they see it as a stock set of tools within one Google system.

Fair enough.

Google Apps proved to be an invaluable tools for companies, schools and universities, and I do hope G Suite continues to build on and improve those systems.

But I do have one niggling concern in the back of my mind. Google Apps used to be free for small firms, then overnight all new accounts were subject to a subscription fee. Existing free accounts continued to run with charge – but any change to Apps brings a fear they might start to charge for those grandfathered accounts.

And with a change this big, well – Google Apps keep free accounts, but will G Suite?

Read the original Google blog post
*Although I thought of making this joke myself, I wasn’t the first, so credit goes here


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