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Google FAQ

Why are we doing this?

  • Save Money
    • Google Apps Education Edition is free
    • Software licensing fees
      • Microsoft Office upgrade will cost us $45.50 per computer (1000 computers = $45,500)
    • Hardware
      • Typical server hardware upgrade is $3,000+
  • Free up Tech Resources
    • Maintaining software
    • Hardware upgrades
  • Easy to Deploy
    • Web based
    • Accessible with most web browsers
    • When new features are released they become immediately available
  • We're not alone
    • Thousands of Universities are using Google Apps
    • Many Maine school districts are also moving to Google Apps
  • Innovation in real-time
    • What better way to prepare your students for the newest technology in the workplace, than by giving it to them as a part of their education?
  • Collaborate globally
    • Google Docs give you access to the same document for students and staff at the same time from anywhere in the world.
    • Easy to sharing and publish documents
    • Communication through easy to use web sites 
  • Security as powerful as Google
    • "We're confident that Apps can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprises, because we're one ourselves." - Google
    • If it can work for Google, surely it can work for us.
    • 7GB of storage per user - backup
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