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When making a big decision, many people like to do some research on their own before meeting with a salesperson. And sellers might prefer this arrangement, too, since it saves them from having to answer the same basic questions over and over. So Google’s probably made a wise move by releasing a "Guide to Going Google" for schools and universities.
Google Apps for Education has really, really caught on. Whether or not you noticed, Google’s been making an announcement here and an announcement there for quite some time, and today, the company acknowledged that all those deals have added up to the tune of about 10 million users.
Much to the disappointment of students (and perhaps teachers) everywhere, a new school year will soon start. But Google’s celebrating something related to education this afternoon, as it’s secured the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium as yet another Google Apps partner.
Google scored a big win today, and by all accounts, the state of Oregon made out well, too. This is because the Oregon school system will begin using Google Apps for Education, saving it a boatload of cash while allowing Google to increase its market share.
In fact, Oregon is the first state to agree to make Google Apps available to all of its public schools, meaning this is a significant breakthrough for Google. And if all goes well, it could represent the start of a trend, since other states would want to reap the same benefits as Oregon.
Google Apps for Education has had a big year, further emphasizing Google’s push for cloud computing. A push that has included a recent guarantee of 99.9% uptime on certain Google Apps. Cloud computing with Google Apps has often been discussed in the business context, and it is clearly quite relevant to the education field as well.