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Google's "Free" Apps Make Enterprise Inroads

IT spending will be fairly flat in the next year or so. And that gives Google and its "free" apps some leverage as an  enterprise option. I point to two recent examples: The City of L.A. announced it was dumping GroupWise back in October for Google Apps, and Macquarie University in Australia is switching its e-mail from Exchange to Gmail. While two examples does not a trend make, consider the size of those implementations. These are not SMBs.

The Google Apps-for-Groupwise example seems all the more compelling, especially with the recent Google hacks emphasizing the huge risk that some orgs are exposing themselves to by walking the free route. Or are we all getting a little to comfortable with taking those types of risks just to save money? Post your thoughts here.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 02/11/2010 at 11:59 AM

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