Randi Levin, chief technology officer, Los Angeles/Photo by Terence Brown Randi Levin, chief technology officer, Los Angeles Photo by Terence Brown

The city of Los Angeles' plan to move all its 30,000 employees to Gmail and Google Apps is on schedule for a mid-June rollout. But first the city is partnering with system integrator CSC on a 60-day pilot that began in January with 3,000 participants.

Watch Video: Los Angeles CTO Randi Levin is spearheading a first-of-its kind implementation of Gmail that's under way and set for a summer rollout.

After the e-mail deployment is done, the Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) will focus on rolling out and utilizing Google Apps; in the meantime all employees will be trained on Google's video and chat features.

Watch Video: Los Angeles CTO Randi Levin reviews the decisions and considerations for implementing Google's Gmail citywide.

Los Angeles CTO Randi Levin and the ITA's Kevin Crawford, who's in charge of the implementation, sat down with Government Technology to talk about how using Gmail will save money and bring more functionality and better security to Los Angeles' departments and agencies.

Watch Video: Kevin Crawford, the Assistant General Manager of Los Angeles' Information Technology Agency, discusses technical considerations of the Google Gmail implementation.

 

Matt Williams  |  Associate Editor