28 Oct Los Angeles to deploy Google Cloud Applications for 30,000 users
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to “Go Google,” approving a $7.25 million contract to outsource the city’s e-mail system to Google’s cloud and transition some 30,000 city employees to the cloud over the coming year. This will be the largest city in the nation to make the move and handing the Web search giant a major victory in its quest to become a software provider to the world’s cities and businesses.
This approval mark is significant for the city of Los Angeles. The approval is monumental for cloud computing, which has growing popularity and widespread interest but still relatively little adoption as companies – and municipalities, evaluate the risks and cost benefit analysis that might come with system failures or data breaches.
The contract was approved pending an amendment that would require Google to compensate the city in the event that the Google system was breached and city data exposed or stolen. No such clause existed in the contract.
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