Thursday, 29 October 2009

Google Apps scores ‘watershed’ win

(By Richard Holway 8.30am Thurs 29th Oct 09) Further to my Gone Google post earlier this week, I note that the Times today (Google beats Microsoft to LA deal) is reporting that Google has beaten both Microsoft and IBM to a $7.2m deal to supply Google Apps to 30,000 workers at the Los Angeles City Council. Google branded it ‘a watershed deal’.

In the scheme of things, it’s pretty small. But there does seem to be a momentum building behind Google Apps. At $50 per user per year (free for firms with <50 employees) it is a very compelling proposition. As firms strive to cut IT costs and wrestle with an ever more mobile workforce, so more will look to cloud-based office-type solutions like Google Apps.

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