Google has announced that it will be revamping the existing G Suite for Education to Google Workspace for Education.
The main changes are:
1. Two new versions were added to improve security and teaching experience
2. Google charges a per-pupil or per-license fee for the new extensions, at a unit price of $3 to $5 per year
3. Google Drive web space removes entitlement to unlimited use in favor of shared 100TB storage, and Google plans to implement a new storage model in July 2022
Since 2020 Google has cut storage space costs across multiple businesses it has been involved in. But so far, G suite Business Edition’s approach to controlling total capacity has only been to change the description text, and the cutback policy remains in place, so it remains to be seen whether Education Edition will get the new policy off the ground as expected.
How simple is the joy of a geek? The first thing I did was to take the 1GB bandwidth unlimited traffic chick and hook up the rclone api to Google Drive to fill it with all kinds of resources, and watch the capacity of the number increase a little bit, feeling the inexplicable pleasure.
But this “happiness” is eating into Google’s profits, costing the tech giant tens of billions of dollars a year, and leaving the formerly unbeatable man in a tight spot.