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Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)

Working smarter, together with Google Workspace

  • Familiar Google tools all in one place
  • Configure business Gmail for your domain
  • FREE domain included for 12 months

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Why choose Google Workspace for your business?

In short – it's simple, familiar and quite possibly the only productivity solution you'll ever need.
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Email like a pro

Wow customers with professional-looking emails from your own business address. Communicate and collaborate with team members simultaneously by creating group mailing lists.
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Storage to fit your needs

Store and share your files more easily. Each user gets 30 GB of cloud storage, so there's room for all your important documents, videos and more. And finding files is a breeze with the smart search function.
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Collaborate in real time

Google Workspace allows teams to access documents, calendars and project schedules – enabling you to coordinate tasks remotely. Real-time synchronisation make it easy to work on a document together.

Cover all your productivity needs with Google Workspace

Google Workspace Business Starter

30 GB Storage


Special Offer

3 months Free then £4.50/monthexcl. VAT
3 months Free then £20/monthexcl. VAT
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Free domain for the first year Domain free for 1 year when selected in original order. Extensions: .uk, . com, . co.uk, . biz, . co, . org, . me, . online, . net, . info.

Business Gmail and shared calendar For up to 300 users

30 GB Storage

All Google's productivity tools

Video conferencing for up to 100 attendees

Security and admin functionality

Google Workspace Business Standard

2 TB Storage


£9/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
£42.50/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
1 user
Just /month. per user
5 users
Just /month. per user

Free domain for the first year Domain free for 1 year when selected in original order. Extensions: .uk, . com, . co.uk, . biz, . co, . org, . me, . online, . net, . info.

Business Gmail and shared calendar For up to 300 users

2 TB Storage

All Google's productivity tools

Video conferencing for up to 150 attendees + recording

Security and admin functionality

Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

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Connect and communicate

Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Hangouts Meet

They say location matters, but not in this case as you work and communicate with your team in real time. Reach out to customers with professional email (e.g. you@yourcompany.co.uk) and schedule meetings with the intelligent Calendar.

Hangouts (chat) and Hangouts Meet (video conferencing) allow you to connect with your colleagues and customers, no matter where you are.

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Be on the same page

Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive

The more input, the better the content, especially when it comes to important spreadsheets, presentations and websites. Google Workspace allows real-time commenting, chat and editing – all the while keeping everything stored securely in the cloud on Drive.
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Google Workspace apps

Learn more about Google Workspace's key features
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Gmail

Send and receive emails more easily and productively
Use Gmail with your professional domain name
Create mailing lists and aliases
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Calendar

Manage appointments, meetings and resources
Create shareable or group calendars
Access from your PC, tablet or smartphone
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Drive

Create, edit, save and share files in one place
Intelligent search function and Quick Access feature
Install Drive onto your PC and access files directly
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Hangouts Chat & Hangouts Meet

  • Group chats, one-on-one chats and virtual chat rooms
  • Video calls and conferences
  • Seamlessly integrated with Calendar for easy invitations and with Drive for easy file sharing
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Docs, Sheets and Slides

  • Create text documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Work directly in your browser — no special software needed
  • Edit documents collaboratively in real time
  • Keep track of different versions and revert if needed
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Forms

  • Easily create surveys with the drag and drop function
  • Embed forms on your website and share with an email or link
  • Analyze responses and process the raw data with Sheets
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Keep

  • Work on ideas and tasks as they appear — alone or with your team
  • Quickly create notes and to-do lists
  • Stay organized and filter by color, label or attributes
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Sites

  • Create sites to show off your team's work — no programming skills needed
  • Design templates and drag and drop make it easy
  • Optimized for all end devices

Looking for another premium productivity solution?

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Microsoft 365
The ideal productivity suite to help run your business
The possibilities are endless with the market-leading productivity software from Microsoft. Includes all the popular applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
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Google Workspace

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

The first step is to purchase Google Workspace. In your IONOS customer account, you will need to set up the first admin user account and domain to use with the Google Workspace account. The next step is to go to the Google Workspace login and get started. You can then configure Google Workspace to fit your exact business needs via the admin console. Here are some ways in which you can customise your account:

  • Create additional users and set access rights
  • Add secondary domains
  • Personalise the dashboard with company information
  • Customise the settings to fit your and your employees' needs

You can use Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GWSMO) to synchronise your account with Outlook. This enables you to access the synchronised information in Outlook on any device on which you use your Google Workspace account.

Once you've downloaded Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GWSMO), you must restart Microsoft Outlook when prompted. You can then import your data from an existing Outlook profile or from a PST file with data exported from Outlook into your Google Account. The import process might take a while, depending on how many emails you have in your Google Workspace account. You will receive a notification when the import process is finished. You are now able to use Microsoft Outlook to send Google Workspace emails.

Yes. The people behind Google Workspace are committed to compliance with the GDPR – this can be seen in this article on Google Cloud & the General Data Protection Regulation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and came into force in May 2018. All companies collecting data must be endorsed by three principles: data security, transparency of storage and use of data, and users' access to their data management.

Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365 offer professional business email and productivity tools for easier collaboration. Google Workspace's tools include (among others) Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, Calendar and Hangouts, whereas Office 365 has Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Skype and other Microsoft apps.

IONOS offers two Google Workspace packages, with the Business Standard package providing 2 TB of storage. IONOS also has two Microsoft 365 business packages, which both come with 1 TB of cloud storage and 50 GB of email storage.

When it comes to ease of use, Google Workspace has better admin controls and web and mobile apps, whereas Microsoft 365 has better desktop apps. Both rate highly in the security department: both have cloud security protection, data loss and leak prevention, as well as built-in spam, virus and unusual activity detection. Google Workspace boasts two-factor authentication and Microsoft 365 comes with multi-factor authentication. For a detailed comparison on both products, check out this article comparing Google Workspace to Office 365 to help you decide which is better for you.

It depends. Although Google Workspace has been optimised for use in a business setting, it could be the right choice for you if you want to upgrade and are looking for extended features such as a custom email address with your own domain, additional administrative tools and advanced settings, as well as 24/7 phone and email support.

Gmail is great if you're using it for personal use and therefore don't mind the @gmail.com domain. However, you probably prefer something more professional to represent your business, which is why the personalised domain (name@yourcompany.co.uk) you get with Google Workspace is more appropriate. Google Workspace also provides user management and admin features for multiple users, which is especially important if an employee leaves the company since it means the data doesn't leave with them. Google Workspace offers at least double the amount of storage that Gmail does: 30 GB/ 2 TB (depending on the package you choose) compared to 15 GB. Documents are shared securely thanks to rights management, meaning it's impossible to accidentally share data outside of the company. Another advantage of Google Workspace when it comes to security is that there are additional security options such as two-factor authentication to make sure there is no unauthorised access to your account.

Users can take advantage of 24/7 support and 99.9% uptime. Google Workspace can be customised with your own company logo and, as previously mentioned, can be synced with Microsoft Outlook so you can access Google Workspace emails on any device that you've connected.

The free Gmail version is not designed with a business setup in mind so if you want as many features as possible to help your company flourish, it makes sense to pay a small amount each month for Google Workspace.

The two Google Workspace packages offered by IONOS are Google Workspace Business Starter and Google Workspace Business Standard, and they both come with 24/7 support. Both of these plans enable you to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and connect with others through business email (Gmail), video and voice conferencing, secure team messaging and shared calendars.

As well as the features mentioned above, you get 30 GB storage with Google Workspace Business Starter, the cheapest package. Google Workspace Business Standard provides you with an enhanced office suite with 2 TB storage and archiving, and unlike with free Gmail, Google Workspace users aren't subjected to advertisements and administrators can personalise security and privacy settings.

It is a flexible payment plan, and you're able to add and delete users at any time.

Yes. With Google Workspace, you're able to read and send emails on the go as well as attend meetings remotely. Google Workspace apps can be downloaded for Android and iOS devices so you can access them at all times no matter where you are. It's especially simple to set up for Android: you only need to add your Google Workspace account once to your mobile device in order for your email, contacts, and calendar events to be available on that device. For iOS, you additionally have to set up Google Sync before you can start using mail, contacts and calendar. Choose which products you want to synchronise with your device and simply repeat the same steps for every account you want to add.

It's also possible to use Google Workspace offline as long as you set it up while you're online: as an administrator, you need to have enabled offline access via the admin console dashboard.

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