Canada's Globe and Mail is reporting on one university that is experiencing a serious backlash for rolling out Google Apps. LakeHead University used Google's free online email and collaboration tools to replace an aging infrastructure, and has successfully saved the school hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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I heard a piece on The World tonight on my way home from class highlighting electronic voting efforts. In contrast to the United States, where many states are abandoning efforts at e-voting and additional federal funding is being devoted to paper balloting, countries like Brazil have moved almost exclusively to electronic means of casting votes.
InformationWeek is reporting on the latest blow to the Child Online Protection Act, or COPA. COPA imposes heavy fines on libraries and schools (among other institutions) that fail to prevent children from "content harmful to minors.
The Frederick News Post reported Sunday that FBI agents seized two computers from one of the Frederick County, Maryland, public libraries this weekend.Darrell Batson, director of Frederick County Public Libraries, said two FBI employees came to the downtown Frederick library either Wednesday or Thursday.
PCWorld is reporting that Google, along with a local integrator, will be rolling out it's Gmail application (and, presumably, Google Apps) for all of the student email accounts in the public schools and colleges of New South Wales.This translates to roughly a million students, but a relatively minor amount of revenue for Google (just over $9 million US).
As promised, here is my second review of a particularly slick (and free) App in Google's new Google Apps Marketplace. Manymoon is a "Free Social Productivity, Project Management & Task Management" application.