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Google Selected To Handle City’s E-mail Operation

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CONTRACT: Deal Could Save $5 Million, But Some Still Have Security Concerns

Google trumped Microsoft and Novell on Tuesday, winning a $7.25 million contract to create an e-mail system for workers in Los Angeles. John Simpson with the group Consumer Watchdog warned against adopting
the Google system until more work is completed on security. "It may be the thing of the future, but I’m not sure it is there yet,"
Simpson said. "The security checks don’t exist yet. It is the gleam in
Google’s eyes." Part of the City Council’s approval was based on promises from Google that it will reimburse the city for any damages.  

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