Campus Technology Offers Students Google Email and Collaboration Solutions
January 4, 2010 - Campus Technology announced plans to deploy Google Apps Education Edition™ - Google's set of hosted and customizable communications solutions as part of the university's core IT service offerings. As a result, students will have access to tools including email, shared calendars, instant messaging and word processing, all at their @mytu.tuskegee.edu address.
"Google Apps will help us communicate with our students, faculty and administration more easily and efficiently than ever before, while relieving our Campus Technology team of the traditional costs associated with email and collaboration solutions" said Al Bryan, CIO. " "We're glad to let Google do what it does best -- provide us with great technology, so we can do what we do best -- serve our students."
Current plans call for migrating all current student email accounts to Google Apps by the end of January 2010. Campus Technology has been testing Google Apps over the last five weeks.
Google Apps Education Edition allows schools and universities to give Google's communication and collaboration applications to their entire campus community for free. All services are hosted by Google and are available to users via any Internet-connected computer and many mobile devices. Google Apps includes the following services:
- Gmail™ - provides gigabytes of email storage, highly effective spam filtering and powerful search;
- Google Calendar™ - allows easy coordination of work or class schedules, meetings and events online;
- Google Talk™ - supports free PC-to-PC voice calls and instant messaging;
- Google Docs™ - allows users to create and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets in real-time;
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