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Flight Centre opts for Google Apps

Google has nabbed another major corporate customer for its Apps suite in the form of airfare booking specialist Flight Centre.
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Written by Renai LeMay on

Google has nabbed another major corporate customer for its Apps suite in the form of airfare booking specialist Flight Centre.

Sources outed the decision. Google confirmed the deal, but said that details will have to wait for later this week when it announces it as one of a pair of new Australian wins. Flight Centre did not return calls today.

Flight Centre's latest annual results briefing pack shows it has around 13,000 staff in the group, littered around the globe, with some operating on a franchise model. It remains unclear what proportion will switch to Google Apps.

Last week it was revealed that the University of Melbourne had picked Gmail (included as part of Google Apps) for its email platform, after polls of students indicated a "strong" preference for the offering over the alternative Live@edu platform. In the same week, the University of Technology, Sydney outed its decision to move to Live@edu.

The two competing platforms have been engaged in a running dogfight for the hearts and minds of Australia's educational institutions over the past several years in Australia.

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