• Recommendation

     Summary
    • Google better for the "academic" side of Hamline
    • Office 365 better for the "business" side of Hamline
    • But what is the business of Hamline?
     
     
     Recommendation  
    • On 08-Jun-2012, the Working Group moved to recommend Google
       as Hamline's Email, Calendaring, and Collaboration Platform 
      • One platform -- for Faculty, Staff, and Students
      • Based on months of research, hands-on experience, and discussion
      • Final vote was 9-4-1 in favor of Google over Microsoft
        (Vote results PDF)
      • Google Recommendation Presentation (PDF)
       
    • Recommendation reviewed by ITSAC on 21-Jun-2012
    • Approved by President's Staff on 10-Jul-2012

     

    Lessons Learned  
    • Google Apps better for the "academic" side of Hamline
      • Already in-use by our students (@hamlineuniversity.edu)
      • Familiar and used by many faculty and staff as well
      • Better network of other Google Apps institutions
       
    • Office 365 better for the "business" side of Hamline
      • Large archive of and familiarity with MS Office files
        (documents, spreadsheets, and applications)
      • Power-user functionality
      • Admissions
      • Event scheduling