Google Apps gives employees better collaboration tools while reducing IT costs and headaches.
Faced with difficult budget circumstances and a growing demand for services, Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is striving to be ever more innovative and efficient. When it came time to replace its aging e-mail system, the county chose Google Apps for Government to increase employee collaboration and productivity, while saving taxpayers approximately $100,000 annually in licensing costs and up to $500,000 in staff time and staff costs.
Multnomah County’s sentiments are echoed by counties small and large across the country, including Larimer County in northern Colorado and Amador County in California’s gold country. These county governments have found that Google Apps gives them more productivity for less money, top-notch security, simple deployment and improved accessibility.
Google Apps is a comprehensive package of productivity applications that includes e-mail, documents, calendaring and scheduling, instant messaging, video sharing and more. With this 100 percent Web-based solution — which requires nothing more to install than an Internet browser — government agencies can cut IT costs, streamline communications and add new innovative tools that help employees work together.