During its earnings call today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced its paid platform of productivity tools, G Suite, had just passed three million users. For those keeping score at home, that means Google attracted a million new users since announcing in November 2015 that it broke the two million paid users barrier.
Pichai attributed Google’s success to its ability to provide a secure platform accessible from any device. He also promised the continued expansion of the partner ecosystem and Google Cloud Platform. Pichai noted:
Our customers and partners are appreciating Google Cloud’s dramatically accelerated pace of product rollout as well as our responsiveness to both their needs and aspirations.
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Google’s continued push into additional money-making avenues like hardware and enterprise solutions show the company is growing beyond the — perhaps unfair — one-trick pony label it’s been associated with over the years. A great deal of Google’s revenue still comes from ads, but successful hardware launches — like Home and Pixel — and paid solutions for the enterprise point to a clear path to diversification.