Google rebrands apps to ‘G Suite’ as part of the Google Cloud

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Google’s growing suite of apps has yet another name, and yes is starts with a ‘G’.

G Suite is Google’s new the new blanket term for its suite of apps (formerly “Google For Work”) including Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Maps for Work, Search for Work, Sheets and Slides. The G Suite still falls under the Google Cloud which, in their words is “Google’s unique and broad portfolio of products, technologies and services that let our customers operate easily in a digital world with the performance they demand.” Simple right?

Google Cloud is actually a way to define every way a user interfaces with the the company:  “Google cloud pans every layer of the business, including all of Google Cloud Platform; our user facing collaboration and productivity applications — now named G Suite; all of our machine learning tools and APIs; the enterprise Maps APIs; and also the Android phones, tablets and Chromebooks that access the cloud. All this, built for the cloud from the get-go.”

G Suite is just one facet of the Google Cloud which is kind of explained in this video:

…Well maybe not.

Announced on Thursday, “G Suite is a set of intelligent apps—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, and more—designed to bring people together, with real-time collaboration built in from the start” said Kelly Campbell, Senior Director of G Suite Marketing, Google Cloud.

This is Google’s step forward in a proclamation that they are all about enterprise, adding a host of upgraded capabilities to their cloud apps including smarter storage, scheduling, spreadsheets, documents, Drive, and meeting tools. These are improved by new AI and machine learning like new feature in Drive, called “quick access,” that “uses your activity patterns to predictively serve up to you the file that you need,” said Prabhakar Raghavan, vice president of Google Apps. “Explore,” a new feature in to Docs, Sheets and Slides, automatically applies formulas to company data based on common queries from users.

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