Swarthmore Running Trial of Google Education Apps

Swarthmore College is testing the Education Edition of Google Apps, in part to determine whether a switch to Google's Gmail would benefit the campus community, according to Swarthmore's Phoenix online newspaper.

Swarthmore associate director of enterprise systems Glenn Stauffer said he's especially interested in the practicality of  Google Apps suite to determine their appeal and usability. "We'll take a close look at the performance levels that you get from Google, both in availability and performance of the application," Stauffer told the Phoenix.

Swarthmore is currently running Nutshell and will compare the downtime of the two packages.

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