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Wyoming spurns Microsoft, chooses Google Apps

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2011

State competes migration to Google cloud platform

The state of Wyoming said Wednesday that it has completed transitioning its 10,000 employees to Google's Apps for Government platform. This makes Wyoming the first state government to adopt Google's web apps across the board. It had been using Lotus Notes for its e-mail and other online services.

Google Apps for Government builds upon the standard Google Apps consumer solution which includes e-mail, documents, calendar and video. The government version adds disaster recovery and FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification. All data is stored on US-based servers.

Wyoming started the process of looking at migrating to a new platform in 2008. The competition narrowed down to two players, Google and Microsoft. The state made its decision last October.

The state projects that it will save one million dollars annually using the Google solution.




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