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The Department of the Interior has awarded a Google service reseller a $34.9 million contract to bring Gmail and Google collaboration tools to the agency, ending a two-year battle between Microsoft and Google, including a lawsuit by the very reseller that ultimately won a revised contract.
. . . The new contract will move the agency's 90,000 email users from a mishmash of seven distinct instances of Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange, as well as disparate instant messaging and collaboration apps, to Google's cloud email and collaboration services.
The two linked articles specifically mention Google and Microsoft cloud services; no mention whatsoever of IBM's offering or even if they were in the running for the business.
Link: InformationWeek: Government: Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
Link: redOrbit: Interior Department Rains On Microsoft Cloud By Choosing Google, Onix Networks
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