After two rebrands from Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Your Domain, G Suite became a powerful cloud product that helps enterprises keep their teams more connected than ever. The portfolio of available services includes Google Calendar, Google+, Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, and all kinds of shareable documents like Sheets, Docs, Sites, Forms, and Slides. Google business clients will be able from today on to enjoy a new feature called Google Cloud Search.
The new tool will make the navigation through G Suite much easier and more intuitive than ever before. Business clients will be able to access everything they want with just a few keyboard types. Formerly called Springboard, the new Google Cloud Search is specially designed for large enterprises where employees have to work with multiple files and contacts on a daily basis. The main organizational issue with a big company is that essential documents are shared with many individuals and groups. Google is sorting out the mess by enabling users to keep the needed data close to them.
The new Google Cloud Search will allow business users to search across all G Suite products, including Sites, Contacts, Docs, Calendar events, and more. However, the new tool doesn’t disobey file-sharing permissions. Thus, as long as one employee didn’t receive access to a certain location, he or she won’t be able to reach that point.
What’s refreshingly new about this concept is that the search option turns into a comprehensive directory service. Users can not only have their desired files in no time, but they can also preview their teammates’ contact information and everything else they have in common, like scheduled events or shared documents. When the cloud search returns with the profile of a contact, the users will be just a click away from opening a phone call, Hangout chat or email with that precise colleague.
Google has more in store for its G Suite users in the near future. The company is currently working on integrating machine intelligence to its business platform. According to one of its studies, people are usually wasting 20% of their week searching for information. This is why Google intends to introduce an AI feature that will predict the files a user needs in a certain period of time. The concerning documents will appear on the main page, and Google predicts that this tool will cut in half the wasted time on searching operations.
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