Macomb's Circuit Court and County Clerk sing the hosannahs of converting to Google Apps in order to cut down on costs and better organize their services.
We'll bet it's pretty nice when a municipal government turns its tech experiences into marketing copy for one of the biggest companies on the planet.
(full disclosure: Metromode's editor relies on the same apps to keep him sane
"The biggest draw for us to go Google is the cost control that comes with cloud computing. For a fixed per employee cost, the county gets Google Apps for Government and Google Message Discovery for archiving and e-discovery. There is no additional cost for servers, backup, antivirus or antispam protection, or disaster recovery. When new enhancements are available, there is no need for extra investment. Savings are also realized because Google Apps for Government has zero scheduled downtime! Maintenance is performed while the system is running. Our IT Department staff who have become proficient with Google Apps for Government are making themselves more valuable to the taxpayers."
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