Google Apps for Gov - Case Studies

Everyone benefits from cloud computing, though few stand to benefit more than government. The cloud helps agencies at all levels increase productivity, cut costs, keep pace with technology innovation, and become more open and transparent with their citizens.

 

Case Studies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving its 25,000 employees, contractors and associates to a new email and collaboration system. They have all successfully moved to Google Apps for Government, making NOAA the largest federal agency to complete the switch to cloud-based email and collaboration tools. Join the GovLoop Discussion "In depth look at NOAA's move to Google Apps"


GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government, managing $500B in federal assets, 9,600 federal buildings, and more than 200,000 government vehicles. Among the many services it provides to other agencies, GSA provides innovative technology solutions to enhance government efficiency and increase citizen engagement. By moving to the cloud, GSA hopes to serve as a model for other federal agencies. Join the GovLoop Discussion "GSA completes its move to Google Apps"


According to Wyoming CIO Bob von Wolffradt, all state agencies – representing 10,000 employees – will migrate to Google Apps within a year. This will be the first time all Wyoming state employees share a common communications platform, which will improve their ability to collaborate with each other in serving the citizens of Wyoming. Join the GovLoop Discussion "Wyoming completes move to Google Apps"


The Coast Guard campus has gone "full bore" to the cloud for email, migrating to Google Apps, said Lt. Jason Warren, branch chief of hardware and software systems at the academy. About 1,000 cadets and 500 faculty and staff members are using Google Apps, largely for email and documents, he said. The academy acquired a 2,000-account domain and a 25 GB mailbox for each user from Google to allow for any future expansion in the user base, he added.


The Museum launched Google Apps for Government for our 500 staff and support personnel. We chose Google Apps because of its ease of use and extensive collaboration and sharing capabilities. Our educators in Holocaust programs will use Google Docs to support online development of lesson plans. Our researchers and scholars will use Google Apps to develop their material on Holocaust history and the lessons learned. The general public, youth groups and teachers will be able to easily register for our many programs using Google Forms. Our staff will use Google Sites to collaborate on the multitude of cross- departmental programs and projects that we run each year to advance Holocaust understanding.


The City of Pittsburgh has historically been known as the “Steel City.” While there aren’t any more steel mills, Pittsburgh has become home to over 1,600 technology companies and world-class research institutions like Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh reinforced its status as a high-tech hub by announcing that it will move all 3,000 city employees to Google Apps for Government. Google Apps will give city employees 500 times more email storage than they currently have. It will improve collaboration and productivity for employees while reducing costs and freeing up IT resources for the city. 

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