KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has become the latest major business to use GMail as its enterprise e-mail server.
The airline has moved 11,200 of its crew members to Gmail as part of a Google Apps Premier Edition deployment. It joins companies including Rentokil and Guardian Media Group as a customer of Google's cloud-based office productivity suite.
The adoption of Gmail marks KLM's move into cloud computing. GMail provides 25Gbytes of storage per account, plus Google Talk Together integrated instant messaging and Message Translation, which allows users to translate e-mails from and into 42 different languages.
By using GMail, KLM crew members will be able to send and receive e-mails from any internet-connected device in any location, including personal laptops, shared computers, Blackberries, mobile phones and PDAs.