Los Angeles switches to Google cloud services to cut costs


Los Angeles switches to Google cloud services to cut costs

Cliff Saran

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.

"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.

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