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Google has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by winning the US Department of the Interior (DoI) contract for its Apps for Government platform, after Microsoft had snaffled the original deal. "We’re honored that the Department of the Interior has selected Google Apps for Government, and we look forward to working closely …

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Anonymous Coward

Interesting since apparently Google is full of "rogue engineers" that save people's data by "mistake".

(see the Streetview case)

Seems a bit disingenuous - or really stupid? - for .gov to trust it.

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Anonymous Coward

Cost

I wonder if the cost takes into account the additional training and support required moving users over to new systems

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Meh

Re: Cost

Yes, best never to change anything, ever, unless MS say its OK - does that sum up your position?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Cost

Given this is taxpayer money then it's reasonable to ask if the headline savings figure reflects all the costs. Not saying people should never change just don't want somone claiming a massive saving that is never realised.

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Anonymous Coward

Excellent

That will definitely speed things up!

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