C-Level View :: October 25, 2006

Executive View

Google Apps and the New American University

By Adrian Sannier, Arizona State University

This month Arizona State University (ASU) and Google made the first large-scale deployment of Google Apps for Education, to the ASU student community. In just under two weeks, ASU and Google managed to:

  • Integrate ASU’s single sign-on, allowing students to use their existing ASURite UserID to log in to Gmail for ASU
  • Modify the EMMA client to allow student users to convert to Gmail for ASU with a single click
  • Create a staggering 65,000 new Gmail for ASU accounts
  • Create clear messaging to communicate the news to the ASU community and to the world

This was a story of speed. On the day of our announcement at EDUCAUSE, students were converting to Gmail for ASU at the rate of 300 per hour. But in addition to providing an exciting new service for students, ASU’s University Technology Office was using the Google alliance as a way to demonstrate the agility of the “New American University.”...

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