Consumer Watchdog Warns Chicago Public Schools Of Google’s Los Angeles …

December 8, 2011 Off By administrator

Consumer Watchdog Warns Chicago Public Schools Of Google’s Los Angeles …
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumer Watchdog today warned the Chicago Board of Education to consider Google’s failures in implementing an email system for the City of Los Angeles as the seven members consider a new email and collaboration system for the nation’s third largest school district.

Chicago Public Schools have asked for proposals to implement an enterprise email, collaboration and archiving system for 45,000 employees and 430,000 students by next summer. The request for proposals asked for a solution for 500,000 users with the possibility of increasing to one million in the future. Google Apps is one of the solutions being proposed by seven bidders. The proposals are expected to be considered at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting.

In a letter to the board Jamie Court, Consumer Watchdog President, and John M. Simpson, the group’s Privacy Project Director, warned:

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