Google Apps rollout on track in Los Angeles

Summary:Systems integrator CSC said that 15,609 City of Los Angeles employees have been transitioned to Google Apps.

CSC on Wednesday said that 15,609 City of Los Angeles employees have been transitioned to Google Apps.

The project to move L.A. to Google Apps has had a few hiccups. The Google Apps migration was supposed to be complete June 30, but the Los Angeles Police Department had additional security requirements.

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A revised timeline targeted a complete migration by mid-August. Google has said it will cover the costs of the delay. CSC, the systems integrator on the project, said in a statement that 36 of the city's 40 departments have now migrated to Google Apps. City employees are using Google Apps full suite---e-mail, calendar and documents and spreadsheets as well as Google Sites, messaging and video.

The next step in the project is to migrate L.A.'s public safety employees---notably the LAPD---to Google Apps. CSC and Google said they will finalize that migration in the fall. The Los Angeles migration is a high-profile win for Google Apps, which is increasingly duking it out with Microsoft on these big accounts.

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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