Case Studies

University of Westminster deploys Google Apps

The Central London university becomes the latest organisation to deploy Google’s web-based office productivity suite

Google Apps

The University of Westminster has signed up to deploy Google Apps Education Edition across its campus, giving both students and staff access to Google's web-based applications and email.

The university is the latest in a growing list of public and private sector bodies to adopt the low-cost hosted application suite.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The applications, rolled out to first year students during the first week of October, will be deployed to all 22,000 students and staff by January 2009.

Users can access all of Google's applications including email, instant messaging, shared calendar, spreadsheet and word processor. To encourage use, each month a different Google application will be publicised to the student body through promotional campaigns.

"Already we are engaging the students' union and other bodies to be content creators, for example the football club will be responsible for a shared Google calendar containing fixtures," said Professor Roger James, director of information systems at the university.

"The cloud computing model allows us to mix and match our interactions in real time in many ways students with staff, internally and to the outside world, academically and socially."

Featured Resources

Navigating the new normal: A fast guide to remote working

A smooth transition will support operations for years to come

Download now

Putting a spotlight on cyber security

An examination of the current cyber security landscape

Download now

The economics of infrastructure scalability

Find the most cost-effective and least risky way to scale

Download now

IT operations overload hinders digital transformation

Clearing the path towards a modernised system of agreement

Download now
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/laptops/29190/how-to-find-ram-speed-size-and-type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

24 Jun 2020
Visit/policy-legislation/data-protection/356344/eu-institutions-warned-against-purchasing-any-further
data protection

EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat

3 Jul 2020
Visit/security/vulnerability/356295/microsoft-patches-high-risk-flaws-that-can-be-exploited-with-a
vulnerability

Microsoft releases urgent patch for high-risk Windows 10 flaws

1 Jul 2020