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Google GSuite 20% price increase

If you are a Google GSuite customer, using the business versions of Gmail, Google Docs, you will need to prepare for a upcoming price increase on April 2, 2019.  Pricing are jumping on average 20% across the board.

Google has established G Suite as a secure, enterprise-ready, AI–powered productivity and collaboration platform. With its broad set of capabilities, G Suite offers a strong value proposition to customers.

Wayne Kurtzman, IDC group
Those customers on GSuite Basic Edition will see a price increase of $1 USD per user, per month from $5 USD to $6 USD monthly.  Customers on the GSuite Business Edition will see a price increase of $2 USD per user, per month, from $10 USD to $12 USD monthly.

Over 4 Million businesses currently use GSuite, so this price increase does reflect a huge revenue generator for Google.​  Google is citing the reason for the price increase is the increased value added by the new applications that were added into GSuite over the past several years.  The info-graphic below is directly from Google, which shows the advances that GSuite has made over the years.  This is the first ever price increase to the product since GSuite was launched 10 years ago.

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