G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) is a FREE collaborative service provided to all UW‑Madison faculty, staff, and students. This service includes a variety of productivity applications you may already be familiar with such as Google Drive, Docs, and more. Even if you already have access to these applications through a personal Gmail account, you can still benefit from using your free enterprise UW‑Madison G Suite account for creating, collaborating, and storing your work.
Important note: G Suite should not be used by UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students interacting with electronic Protected Health Information (PHI) protected by HIPAA regulations. If you are a part of the UW-Madison Health Care Component, contact your HIPAA Privacy or Security Coordinator with questions about the applications best suited for creating, storing, and sharing PHI.
Top reasons for using your UW-Madison G Suite account over your personal Google Account
|UW‑Madison G Suite Account||Your intellectual property is protected under the UW-Madison Terms of Service. Google cannot use or share your content for marketing purposes.||Unlimited storage||Access to UW–Madison G Suite team for technical support||Share publicly or share with just UW‑Madison (requires NetID login to access)|
|Personal Google Account||Fewer protections offered by Google Terms of Service. Google can use or share your content for marketing purposes.||Limited to 15 GB of storage||Go ahead people, just try to call Google, just try!||Share publicly|