Georgetown University rolled out Google Apps for Education for 20,000 students, teachers and faculty staff, replacing a twelve year-old internal messaging system
Georgetown University in the US had a twelve year-old internal messaging and calendaring system with 250MB mailbox quotas. They started using Google Apps for education for 16,000 students in 2009. That has now been rolled out to all 20,000 students, teachers and faculty staff. About 30% of the staff already had personal Gmail accounts that helped ease the switch over.
Key benefits: unlimited mailbox quotas for everyone, shared schedules for planning events and beginning to use Google Docs to co-author content instead of emailing attachments and creating multiple versions of the same document.
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Notes: not yet implemented specific collaborative solutions, initial focus is all around email.
Source: Official Google Enterprise Blog, 11 July 2012