Task Force deliberates future of Email and Calendar systems at HMC

In the Fall, the President’s Cabinet set up an email and calendar task force and asked it to examine the College’s email and calendar services.  The questions that the Cabinet proposed looking at included:

  • What is the College’s current approach? What are the pros and cons of this approach? And what is the approximate cost of providing the service?
  • What are the pros and cons of HMC using only one email system, as opposed to multiple systems?
  • What are the pros and cons of adopting Google Apps for Education?
  • What are the pros and cons of adopting Microsoft Live@edu?

The task force has been meeting and discussing many issues, including these questions.  Currently, the task force is reviewing outsourced options such as Microsoft’s live@edu and Google Apps for Education.

The members of the task force are: Karen Angemi, James Brown, Eliot Bush, Claire Connelly, Lisette dePillis, Raissa Diamante, Michael Erlinger, Glen Hastings, Bob Keller, Chris Marble, Melissa O’Neill, Maksym Taran, Calvin Tong, Joseph Vaughan.     If you have questions or ideas about this topic, please feel free to contact any one of them.

Screenshot of Zimbra

Microsoft Live screenshot
Google Apps Screenshot

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  • By IT News @ HMC » April 2010 update from the CIO on April 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    […] The Email and Calendar task force continues to examine issues around the College’s services in this area.   We are now looking at two off-site options, Microsoft’s Live@edu and Google Apps for Education, both of which are increasingly popular with colleges and universities, large and small.   If you’re interested in obtaining a test account on either (or both) of these, please drop me a line at  vaughan@hmc.edu I will ask you to agree to write up some notes on your experience, but would love to have you join the assessment. Read more at http://www5.hmc.edu/ITNews/?p=243 […]

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