Google Apps for Business is often touted as an alternative to Office 365, or hosted Microsoft Exchange. With the benefit that companies with under 10 employees could use the Google business services free of charge.

From today though the free option will no longer exist. Google are now only offering one level of Google Apps for Business – available for $50 per user per year. Google are pitching the new pricing structure as an opportunity to offer better customer service to their users and anyone already on the free Google Apps for Business service will not be forced into ‘upgrading’.

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