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San Francisco city workers will be losing their Notes and exchanging them for a hosted Exchange. About two-thirds of San Francisco's 23,000 employees now use Notes, with the rest using premises-based Exchange.

One reason for the move is simplicity -- this will eliminate a bunch of servers and different hunks of software with WAN connections talking to the cloud. Oh, and the city expects to save money.

While some may worry about a recent Exchange online outage, on-premise servers go down too -- I'm not sure which is worse.

Google and IBM both made a run for this business, with Microsoft ultimately prevailing.

Do you have any cloud apps? If so, how's it going? Let us all know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/25/2011 at 1:18 PM


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