We’re excited to see that one of our customers was covered in an article in Network World Today. In an article entitled: “How one municipality is securing, managing Google Apps, Doc – Panama City finds CloudLock essential to provide needed security, management“, Network World’s Ellen Messmer details how the city of Panama, Florida used CloudLock to secure and manage their Google Docs environment. From the article:
It may have been the ease of use and lower costs that drove the city government of Panama City, Fla., to use Google Apps and Docs, but state regulations and IT governance procedures made them look for a way to secure and manage the environment.
“There’s a push to put the records in the cloud,” says Panama City network administrator Richard Ferrick. Using Google Docs frees the municipal government of Panama City from having to buy additional file servers, while having back-up outside of Florida’s stormy climate was seen as a plus. But there were also concerns there would be a lot less visibility and control over documents turned over to the Google cloud.
The city already had experience migrating about 250 employees to Google Apps for e-mail and archiving in 2008 and more recently decided to go further to move its records into Google’s cloud, too. Panama City found a way to exert the security controls and management it wanted for this step by making use of CloudLock for Google Apps, which is a Google marketplace application built on the Google Apps engine.
The rest of the article is available here.
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