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Jan. 20, 2014 11:15 am

54k state employees switching to email system from Google

The Maryland State House. Photo from Flickr user cometstarmoon under Creative Commons for Attribution.

The state government apparently doesn’t have a simple way to send an e-mail to its tens of thousands of employees.

So Maryland is going to use Google, as part of a $56.1 million, 15-year contract the state signed with the company in 2011.

According to the Baltimore Sun, “roughly 54,000 state employees are switching to a cloud-based email and scheduling system provided by tech giant Google — making Maryland the largest state in the nation to rely on the ubiquitous search engine firm for email, calendars and document sharing.”

Read the full story at the Baltimore Sun.

Organizations: Google, State of Maryland
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