Google announced today that it will rename G Suite, an office app suite for enterprise users, as Google Workspace. Back in 2016, Google announced that it would build on its original enterprise office app, Google Apps for Work, to create a new enterprise office service, named G Suite. G Suite includes some of Google’s most popular apps, such as Google Gmail, Google Drive, Google Chat, Google Calendar and Google Dodging.
Google’s re-naming of G Suite also comes as new features such as the integration of Google Meet video calling services with services such as Google Docs. Users can now video chat with colleagues in small boxes that appear in the corner of the document editing window.
Analysts say the new virus outbreak has boosted demand for online business tools and forced vendors such as Google and Microsoft to re-offer their services in an effort to meet demand for online office.
Javier Soltero, Google’s vice-president, said the name change showed that work was no longer confined to the physical space of the office.
Analysts also say the changes could help Google increase revenue and become a stronger challenger to Microsoft. Currently, Microsoft’s Office 365 is more popular with the rest of the user.