City of Westerville, Ohio – has recently Gone Google. The city features over 46 parks, a community recreation center, and 26 miles of leisure paths for residents, visitors, and businesses. Mundy and Jackson use Google Apps to support nearly 500 users. For many users, email is mission-critical. Police officers, for e.g., need to send reports by email 24 hours a day. Until recently, we relied on Novell GroupWise, and despite having latest version, we suffered constant outages.[…]We conducted a comprehensive evaluation that included the top hosted solutions, including Microsoft's hosted BPOS. We came away impressed with Google Apps' value and features," said Todd Jackson.
Westerville has also invested in fiber infrastructure (52 linear miles) as well as a community data center/carrier neutral hotel that'll serve as a launch pad for local businesses and community partners who need access to cloud-based technology to grow.