Google Apps on the job: The GCN Lab tries it out at NOAA

May 01, 2012

Testing technology features in a lab is one thing, but the real test is seeing those features in action in a huge, enterprise-level agency.

Read this case study to learn how cloud-based applications held up at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Their goal was to adopt a new e-mail and calendaring system with extensive collaboration capabilities to retire existing servers that were becoming costly to maintain.

  • Were the financial savings worth the change?
  • How did employees accept the transition?
  • Did the new applications affect existing workflows?
  • What were the downsides?