Google, LA hit speed bumps on move to cloud

Google had a June 30 deadline to get all of Los Angeles' city employees up and running on Google Apps, but that didn't happen. Delay could cost Google more than US$100,000.

Google and the U.S. city of Los Angeles have hit a speed bump in the full implementation of Google Apps into the city's various departments, and the costs of a delay could top US$100,000--for Google.

Google had a June 30 deadline to get all of Los Angeles' city employees up and running on Google Apps, but that didn't happen, according to a MarketWatch report.

The Los Angeles City Council was reportedly told that the costs of keeping employees on that old Novell system while the kinks are worked out could exceed US$400,000, but Google says the costs will be closer to about US$135,000 and that it will cover them. One of the key issues behind the delay: security concerns by the city's police department.

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