Google has introduced its new Workspace product as it anticipates the hybrid work model to take hold across the global workforce.
Workspace, which takes over G Suite and Google Hangouts, consists of the company’s office productivity suite, cloud-based storage, video conferencing, collaboration tools, as well as security and management controls.
Some of its newest features includes Google Workspace Frontline, which opens communication and collaboration channels between frontline workers and corporate teams in a safe manner.
“Since we launched Google Workspace last October, we’ve heard from many of our customers – from global enterprises to small businesses – about the new ways they’re connecting, creating and collaborating, often across living rooms, time zones and continents,” said Javier Soltero, vice-president and general manager of Google Workspace. “This response propels us on our mission to build for the future with a solution that’s flexible, helpful and inspires innovation.”
According to a recent Gartner survey, 90% of respondents stated that they will allow their employees to work remotely at least part of the week after the pandemic is over.
This trend is being echoed across various studies, making it clear that companies need an all-inclusive platform that helps businesses operate with a distributed workforce.
Google is aiming to allow Google Workspace to cover 5,000 staff, which will help companies widen their talent pool that much more.