re: Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
I participated in the NOAA transition to Google's services and thought it was well managed. I had to get used to e-mail "searching" over Outlook's "sorting" but now appreciate it's power. I operate on both the east and west coasts and have learned that g-Doc's group editing is pretty slick. I get to see the actions of other team members on a document in near real time. Works great for teleconferences. I miss the odd-even page numbering of Office, but happly give up minor formatting features for less distracting menus and a better focus on document content.
My BIGGEST concern is govt-held proprietary information. Unless I see the *actual* contract language between the gov and Google, I'm suspicious that the govt didn't do a good job of protecting private people's and private company's information held by the govt.