Google Apps for Education.
Our email, calendaring, document storage, and web site maintenance is now all being administrated using Google Apps, which is free for less than 50 users. With our non-profit status, we also qualified for full phone and email support.
It means a greater emphasis on capturing institutional history, more reliable and functional email communications (including chat and mobile), and the ability for our office staff to work from anywhere, not just our office location on Sixth Street.
We also have the ability to share photos (Picasa), write blogs (Blogger) and upload videos (YouTube), all using our Lyceum accounts instead of personal accounts.
Lead by our Technology Director, Greg Pool, who joined the Board of Directors at Wayne Cruzan's request last June, the move began in November 2010 with the use of Google Docs. The Lyceum then migrated its email and website on February 11th to Gmail and Google Sites, respectively.
Mr. Pool is the Lead Staff of Web Services at Cal State Monterey Bay, where the entire university (6,000 users) has used Google Apps for Education since 2009.
If you have any questions about our move and what it means to the Lyceum and its ability to better serve Monterey County, please contact us! We'd love to share our story!!