POSTED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 4:44pm
Longview, TX — When Longview city workers logged onto their computers to start the work week Monday, they officially entered the cloud.
The browser-based “cloud-computing” system, known as Google Apps for Government, was rolled out after months of preparation.
“So far it has really gone smooth,” said Justin Cure, city of Longview Information Services manager.
The city converted its email program from one that operates in-house to the Google-based system.
The change will save time and money, said Shawn Hara, city spokesman.
The City Council approved the move to Google Apps for Government in July.
The conversion will allow the city to eliminate the use of existing servers and annual maintenance contracts.
First year operations will cost $64,448 for the new system, which includes archiving information from the previous Groupwise system by Norvell, Hara said.
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