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News Story
10/27/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Unfortunately, the council meeting is next week Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court has given Los Angeles city council members an impassioned speech about the failings of its Google Apps contract, even though the meeting to discuss the issue has been moved to next week. He claimed that schools in the Los Gatos Union School District,...
News Release
10/25/2011
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google Apps can be dangerous, Consumer Watchdog warned today and the public interest group said Los Angeles has been responsible for "giving the first imprint of credibility and acceptance to a program that has failed Los Angeles and other communities with frightening consequences." On Wednesday the Los...
News Story
10/24/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has long been a vocal and sometimes over-the-top critic of Google and with questions rising over the implementation of Google Apps in Los Angeles' government, the Santa Monica-based group is at it again. This time the group is complaining about Google to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council and City...
News Story
10/22/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Security requirements of the Los Angeles Police Department have delayed the city's complete implementation of the Google Apps cloud collaboration software. Google's complete (NASDAQ:GOOG) implementation of its Google Apps cloud collaboration software for Los Angeles has been delayed due to additional security requirements from the city...
News Story
10/20/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles CTO Randi Levin said Thursday that Google Apps is “working fine” for the majority of city employees, and that the city’s desire to cancel the cloud-based e-mail suite in the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies that handle criminal justice data is a result of technology outpacing public policy. Levin...
News Story
10/20/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
The City of Los Angeles' transition to Google Apps for its 30,000 employees apparently hasn't been going smoothly, according to letters obtained by the group Consumer Watchdog. It seems Google and contractor CSC haven't been able to fulfill the LAPD's security requirements, and now the city is asking for some of its money back...
News Story
10/19/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles is delaying until 2012 the migration of email to Google’s cloud computing suite for thousands of law enforcement officials because the system doesn’t currently meet security requirements — a blow for the tech titan as it battles rivals for government cloud supremacy. In a letter to Google’s prime contractor,...