Google Looking to Bolster G Suite and Take on Microsoft

Google Looking to Bolster G Suite and Take on Microsoft

Google’s Google Cloud suite of productivity applications — Docs, Sheets, and Drive — are part of a package called G Suite, the search giant’s answer to Microsoft’s Office 365. G Suite’s evolved substantially over the years, and rumor has it that Google’s developing new features primarily targeted at businesses, according to The Information.

The first will allow employers to manage employee data, and it’s the Mountain View-based answer to Microsoft’s new Azure Active Directory. It’ll reportedly cost $8 per employee, which is a little pricier than Microsoft’s options — its plans start at $6 per user.

Another new forthcoming G Suite feature, code-named “Wolverine”, will see Google roll out voice over IP (VoIP) to businesses. It’s said to be akin to Skype for Business: A cloud-based system that uses Google Hangouts technology to route calls inside and outside of companies. It’s unclear how much it’ll cost or when it’ll launch, yet.

It remains to be seen if Google’s moves are enough to sway companies away from Microsoft’s products, but one thing’s for sure: No matter how good the search giant’s new G Suite features, it’ll be hard to break Microsoft’s stronghold on the market. We’ll see what happens in the coming months, and in the meantime, you can read the original report from The Information at the source link.

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