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Google Introduces Google Workspace for Everyone

Google | June 15, 2021

Google Workspace today announced a series of updates that expand on the company's ambition of providing everyone with a single, integrated communication and collaboration solution. All of Google's three billion-plus existing users in consumer, enterprise, and education now have access to the entire Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet, and more.

In addition to making Google Workspace available to everyone, the company unveiled additional developments aimed at addressing the unique problems and opportunities of the hybrid workplace:
  • The evolution of Rooms in Google Chat to Spaces
  • A new individual subscription offer: Google Workspace
  • Individual New enhancements to Google Meet that enable collaboration equity
  • New security and privacy capabilities across Google Workspace

Google Workspace for everyone

Every day, the world's most innovative businesses, schools, and nonprofits use Google Workspace to redefine how people collaborate and achieve more. It is used daily by leading healthcare providers to revolutionize patient care, schools to transform remote learning into an immersive, personalized experience, and aerospace companies to reinvent flight. Google Workspace is now open to everyone with a Google account, which means that friends, family, or groups of any sort can remain connected, collaborate, and share helpful information in a single space. For example, you may quickly start a junior sports league, expand that fundraiser, or even turn a hobby into a business.

A new place to bring projects to life by connecting the right content, people, and conversations in new and powerful ways

The Rooms experience in Google Chat will expand into a dedicated place for organizing people, topics, and projects in Google Workspace with the launch of Spaces. Over the summer, we'll transform Rooms into Spaces and launch a simplified and flexible user experience to help teams and individuals keep on top of everything important.

Spaces will smoothly interact with files and tasks, offering a new home in Google Workspace for getting more done—together, leading to the latest features such as in-line topic threading, presence indicators, custom statuses, expressive reactions, and a collapsible view. Spaces will also serve as a hub for knowledge sharing and community building for teams of all sizes, allowing all relevant information, conversations, and files for a project to be organized and subjects intelligently moderated even at the organizational level. Spaces will play an essential role in keeping people connected and informed by allowing them to pin messages where everyone can see them.

A new individual subscription offer: Google Workspace Individual

Google Workspace is also releasing Workspace Individual, a powerful, user-friendly solution designed to assist individual business owners in growing, running, and protecting their businesses. This new subscription service offers premium features such as intelligent booking services, professional video meetings, and personalized email marketing, with much more on the way. Subscribers can effortlessly manage their personal and professional responsibilities from one place, with access to Google support to get the most out of their solution, using their current Google account.

Workspace Individual will soon be available in six markets: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Japan.

A single, connected experience

The importance of developing safe, collaborative areas and promoting human interaction has never been more critical as businesses move to a hybrid work environment. Because Google Workspace was created to enable collaboration everywhere, at any time, it is now assisting millions of organizations in navigating the difficulties and possibilities of the newly emerging work model. Customers are rethinking virtual meetings, providing people with current tools to remain engaged, manage their time and attention, and double down on security and privacy. Google Workspace was built for this period in a variety of ways.

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Claris | May 20, 2020

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Pango Group | December 29, 2021

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Denodo Recognized as a Leader in The Enterprise Data Fabric Evaluation by Independent Analyst Firm

Denodo | June 10, 2020

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C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Announces Call for Proposals for AI to Transform Cybersecurity and Secure Critical Infrastructure

C3.ai | December 24, 2021

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Spotlight

HPE Operations Bridge’s latest release includes new performance and monitoring dashboards, including the new Business Value Dashboard. The BVD allows you to combine IT data with your business data warehouse. It provides you with a single view of all the IT-related information and business-related information in one screen, giving the company availability of infrastructure, revenue performance, new customers added and customers’ distributions across the world. Want to dig down deep? Click on the screen and get the OMi monitoring dashboard applicable to the issue, and get a complete picture of your IT applications and infrastructure, topology of applications being supported, as well as all events being monitored.

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