The City of Los Angeles will use Google Apps and GMail for its office productivity software in a bid to cut costs. The cloud-based service will be supported by CSC.
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"By incorporating CSC's cloud computing integration and security expertise with Google's innovative cloud applications, the City of Los Angeles will dramatically lower operational costs while significantly improving the end-user experience and productivity," said Randi Levin, chief technology officer and general manager of the Los Angeles Information and Technology Agency. "We are pleased to make this cost-effective and innovative solution available to all California public sector agencies by leveraging our contract with CSC."
The CSC-led team will help users transition to Google Apps. Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will provide systems integration and end-user services, including design, integration with the city's identity management system, migration of live and archive e-mail data, set-up, and training for city trainers and administrators. CSC will also provide ongoing account and service-level management as a Google Apps Authorised Reseller.
Earlier this year global manufacturing firm Valeo signed a deal with Google to rollout Google Apps to 30,000 staff.