Wyoming is First State to Go Google for Government [VIDEO]
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead met with the Google Enterprise President, David Girouard, on Wednesday morning to discuss Wyoming being the first state in the country to go Google. On June 20th, all of the state’s employees migrated to Google Apps for Government according to a release from the Governor’s Office.
Mead says the move will save the state of Wyoming an estimated $1 million a year. The cloud computing system will allow data and applications to be saved on secure remote servers maintained by Google, instead of the State of Wyoming.
Google Apps for Government will allow desk-to-desk video conferencing as well as live online collaboration on documents according to the Associated Press. Plus, having all 10,000 state employees share a uniform email system will finally allow for an employee directory.
While Wyoming is the first state to officially go Google, the Associated Press reports that several cities, including Los Angeles have begun utilizing Google Apps for Government over the past couple of years.
Watch the video of Wyoming’s Story below as well as the press conference from Wednesday morning in the Governor’s Formal Office.