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Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict, the inability to quickly send government-wide emails in an emergency — or even to invite state employees to the executive mansion for the annual open house — was an odd holdover from an era before camera phones and touch screens. Now, roughly 54,000 state employees are switching to a cloud-based email and scheduling system provided by tech giant Google — making Maryland the largest state in the nation to rely on the...

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