Los Angeles OKs plan to use Google Web services

Oct 27, 2009 By JACOB ADELMAN , Associated Press Writer
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(AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council has tentatively approved a multimillion-dollar proposal to tap Google Inc. for government e-mail and other Internet services.

The vote on Tuesday shows progress in Google's plan to wrest market share for office software from rival Corp.

The council voted unanimously for the $7.2 million deal with contractor Computer Sciences Corp. to replace many city computer systems with the so-called Apps services. The contract's implementation is contingent on Computer Science's agreement to pay a penalty if a security breach occurs.

The city's police officers' union and raised security concerns over the plan because it places data online rather than on individual computers under a government agency's direct control.

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