Los Angeles (LA) goes Google system for 30K city employees

After more than two hours of debate, the Los Angeles City council members voted 12-0 to approve the $7.25-million contract that would move all 30,000 city employees to Google's so-called cloud over the coming year. The vote ended a nearly year-long process during which Google competed furiously with other software vendors, including rival Microsoft to […]

After more than two hours of debate, the Los Angeles City council members voted 12-0 to approve the $7.25-million contract that would move all 30,000 city employees to Google's so-called cloud over the coming year. The vote ended a nearly year-long process during which Google competed furiously with other software vendors, including rival Microsoft to secure the city's valuable stamp of approval. LA plans to complete implementation of Google system by June and’ll begin with a pilot period during which a limited number of employees’ll test system. City law enforcement agencies including LA Police Department will migrate to new system once they’ re satisfied with security and functioning of the system, followed by smaller cities.

Source:→ LA Times