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Google Apps To Drive GM

Microsoft has lost another huge cloud deal to Google. Chunks of the federal government and the City of Los Angeles are backing Google Apps. Reports now have it that General Motors is moving from Lotus Notes to Google Apps, giving Office 365 a thumbs down --like I would get trying to finance an Escalade.

It sounds like a deal has indeed been signed (the deal isn't 100 percent publicly confirmed, but it is being reported by The Wall Street Journa), but GM has yet to reveal any public rollout plans. Once in full effect, the deal could mean 100,000 new users for Google.

Google claims to have over 4 million Google Apps, but it remains to be seen how active these are. Do you use Google Apps? If so, fire up the e-mail and let me know why at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/09/2011 at 1:18 PM


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