Following the recent announcement of Google Apps for Government, the City of Wooster, Ohio, gove Google. Wooster, Ohio is a cozy community of approximately 26,000 people nestled in the center of Wayne County, home to some of the finest farmland in the state.
"Scalability, reliability, and usability forced the City of Wooster switched to Google Apps. Google has built a dispersed, secure infrastructure that offers a level of availability and scale of resources that we could never begin to match internally. For e.g., offering 25 gigabytes of email storage per user was never a realistic option for us. Integration of Google's search technology into Google Apps creates great efficiencies in data retrieval. And to top it all off, all of this's accessible from any device with web browser, wherever city employees' jobs may take them," said Jim Dodd, ISM for the City of Wooster, Ohio.
Wooster switched to Google Apps from Microsoft Exchange in September 2009. We started with a ten-user pilot in June 2009, and then made the switch for all 207 city employees.