109-year-old Limbach Facility Services goes Google Apps

Limbach Facility Services, a mechanical contractor founded in 1901, have switched their 500 employees from Lotus Notes/Domino to "Go Google"."We did a line-by-line comparison of Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, and Lotus Notes and were quickly convinced with Google Apps. We get 25GB mailboxes, built-in disaster recovery capabilities at no additional charge, and collaboration tools.We did […]

Limbach Facility Services, a mechanical contractor founded in 1901, have switched their 500 employees from Lotus Notes/Domino to "Go Google".

"We did a line-by-line comparison of Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, and Lotus Notes and were quickly convinced with Google Apps. We get 25GB mailboxes, built-in disaster recovery capabilities at no additional charge, and collaboration tools.

We did a small pilot with committee members and then a broader one with 50 users that helped us understand our full deployment requirements. Today, we use full suite of Google Apps, including Google Sites for intranet. One safety manager used Google video chat to broadcast a helicopter lift of an HVAC system onto a roof to staff members at a branch office. We also added "cloud-based workflow tool" from Google Apps Marketplace," said Aaron McCarthy, and Cristine Leifheit.

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