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Thanks, Mark. Do you all use it as a complement to a learning/content management system or as a stand-alone? > From: Mark Huppert <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > We have just begun using Google as our communication suite. We had used > FirstClass for the last 10 or so years. FirstClass is a fine product, but > to > upgrade to the newest version as well as purchasing a higher volume license > to allow student usage, we just couldn't afford it any more. Google offered > a comparable (if not better) product for free. Add the free Postini spam > blocking service and it was even more of a "no brainer". It was actually a > breeze to set up, a heck of a lot easier than FirstClass. I don't believe I > spent more then an hour getting all of the accounts set up and the > permissions/preferences set. > > We had a problem with Google Sites not working properly just after our site > was approved by Google. I sent one e-mail to their tech support and got > resolution in two business days. I actually thought that since it was not > an > urgent problem it would take a week or two to fix but was pleasantly > surprised. There is also phone support for down time. > > Other than learning a different communication system, I have heard no > complaints from our users about Google Apps. There are some occasional slow > times, but nothing drastic. > > We are happy with Google, so far. Ask me again in January--after we use it > full speed for six months to see if we are still happy. > --- > Mark D. Huppert > Technology Coordinator > Central Decatur Schools > 1201 NE Poplar > Leon, Iowa 50144 --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH