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L.A.: Google 1, Redmond 0

By now you've heard that Los Angeles is going with Google's cloud e-mail solution rather than Exchange. Deals like these are game changers. If implemented successfully, L.A.'s e-mail plan is a lesson to IT: The cloud messaging water is safe.

What I'd like to see is some real analysis of costs, manageability, usability, and data security and availability. This is the kind of insight you need to truly evaluate a cloud approach.

Where do you stand? Which apps are ready for the cloud, and which need way more proof? Messages welcome from across the ether at

Posted by Doug Barney on December 04, 2009 at 11:53 AM