A Web-based set of productivity applications from Google. Previously entitled Google Apps for Work, G Suite is a paid version that presents a business face to employees with their company logo on every page. Third-party applications are also available. In addition, G Suite guarantees 99.9% uptime for email.G Suite BasicThe Basic service includes email (Gmail), calendar, cloud storage (Google Drive) along with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation (Google Docs). IT personnel manage all G Suite users from an admin console. See Google Drive and Google Docs.G Suite Business and EnterpriseThe Business option includes everything in Basic along with unlimited cloud storage and Google Vault for email retention and e-discovery. Additional auditing and reporting functions are provided. G Suite Enterprise adds enhanced security and customization.G Suite For EducationFor educational institutions, a free version of G Suite is provided without ads. See Google.How G Suite Came AboutIn 2007, Google combined its Google Docs business suite with its Gmail and calendar into free and paid products. By offering a paid suite of primary business applications with telephone support priced per user, Google threw its hat squarely into the cloud-based office software arena. For sharing and collaborations, users can also upload local documents to the Google cloud.When introduced, a free Standard Edition was available. Although discontinued in late 2012, existing accounts were not terminated. G Suite was originally known as the Premier Edition of Google Apps but was renamed Google Apps for Business and later Google Apps for Work. See Google.