Switching to G-suite for business emails

We all take emails for granted and most businesses couldn’t survive very long without a reliable email service.

Email provision and support is often overlooked and quite often its only when problems arise that businesses realise that their email set up and ongoing support is unsatisfactory.

Why Giraffe recommends G-suite for business emails?

Whether you’re a new business or large enterprise, GSuite offers some of the best tools for collaboration, organization, and security. The benefits include:

  • Email account ownership & administration
  • Group email addresses
  • Multiple email addresses
  • Ability to Use Outlook as an Email Client
  • More file storage
  • Extra Security With 2-Step Verification
  • CRM Integration
  • 24/7 phone/email/chat support

Uptime & Reliability

Google is one of the best when it comes to reliability. If you want to dig into the technical details, G Suite offers a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for covered services. G Suite has no scheduled downtime or maintenance windows and all of their data centers are built with redundant infrastructure.

How much does G-suite cost

The basic business package cost £3.30 pm per email account

  • Business email through Gmail
  • Video and voice conferencing
  • Secure team messaging
  • Shared calendars
  • Create Documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • 30 GB cloud storage
  • 24/7 support via phone and email, and online
  • Security and administration controls

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G Suite isn’t the cheapest, but it’s extremely affordable

There are other providers out there that are cheaper. However, just like we always recommend you invest in managed hosting, your business email is not one of those areas you should try to save a buck. Having an email host that you can rely on can save you money down the road.

G Suite is as secure as it gets

G Suite is built on top of Google Cloud Platform, which offers the highest security on the market. It’s trusted by some of the biggest companies in the world; such as HP, Verizon, Whirlpool, and Salesforce. As Google says, they are leading with a “security-first mindset.”

Hosting Email With Third-Party Is Always Recommended

We recommend to keep your email host separate from your website hosting.

  • If you use your web host, you’re tied to IP addresses that your host has configured for outgoing email. If something goes wrong with that, such as a client suddenly spamming, there is a chance the IP address could get blacklisted for spam. Then you’re suddenly left hanging with no control.
  • One of the biggest downfalls to relying on your website host for emails is deliverability issues. Services such as G-suite are set up and configured in such a way that they can greatly increase your odds of hitting your customer’s inbox. They also have entire teams working day and night to ensure their emails reach their destinations and that their IPs aren’t blacklisted.

Summary

As you can see, G Suite can be a great solution for any business when it comes to email hosting and providing an all-in-one solution for document collaboration and storage. It’s extremely affordable and easy to use.

How to move to G-Suite

The process of setting up a G-suite account for a new business or migrating your existing email set up over to the G-suite servers is relatively straightforward.

For more information about how Giraffe Design can help your business please call us on 01202 577591 or email: hello@giraffedesign.co.uk