Google making productivity tools free to help businesses

The internet giant is offering its premium G Suite productivity apps for free to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19.
By: | March 10, 2020
Topics: HR Technology | News

Google is doing its part to help businesses cope with the impact of the COVID-19 by offering its G Suite productivity app for free until July 1.

The virus outbreak has led to one of the biggest work-from-home exercises with many companies including tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Mircrosoft shutting its offices.

And that has led to an increased need for productivity tools such as workplace video chat as more employees work remotely. And Google has now made its premium G Suite productivity app free until July 1.

“As more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive,” the company announced in a blog post.

“G Suite and G Suite for Education make up our collection of productivity apps that help businesses and educators collaborate no matter where they’re located.

“And, as more businesses adjust their work-from-home policies and adopt reduced travel plans in response to COVID-19, we’re helping to ensure that all globally distributed teams can still reliably meet face to face, even if employees are not in the same location.”