Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
User Rank: Apprentice
5/4/2012 | 4:25:34 AM
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.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/3/2012 | 3:54:08 AM
re: Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
So no more security risks from Microsoft on Interior Dept. emails as there are for hotmail users?
Armstrong Roberts
Armstrong Roberts,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/2/2012 | 9:48:47 PM
re: Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
So will Google read all the Interior Dept. emails as they do for all other GMail users?

Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.