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[January 04, 2012]

City of Pittsburgh Goes Live on Google Apps for Government: Daston's Implementation Services Enable "Most Livable City" to Stay at the Forefront of Innovation

McLean, VA, Jan 04, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Daston Corporation, a provider of tailored Software-as-a-Service and Cloud (SaaS|Cloud) computing technology solutions, today announced that it has completed the implementation of Google Apps for Government for the City of Pittsburgh. Daston and Google executives joined Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and his team at the City's "Google Go-Live" event in Pittsburgh today celebrating this milestone.

"Adopting Google Apps aligns with our goals to utilize the best, most innovative technology to modernize our government, cut costs, and improve operational efficiencies," said Mayor Ravenstahl. "With the help of Daston, our implementation partner, we have successfully retired our Microsoft Exchange 2003 email system and moved almost all 3,000 city employees to Google Apps for Government in four months. As we kick off the New Year in the cloud, we look forward to exploring more ways to improve collaboration and productivity with Google Apps. We believe that this transition will help keep the City innovative," added Mayor Ravenstahl.

Google Apps for Government provides the City's 3,000 employees with 500 times more email storage than they previously had. It will improve collaboration and productivity for employees while saving 25 percent or more in annual email support costs. The new capability also allows the City to deliver better services to its residents.

Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size - all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs. With Gmail (including Google email security, powered by Postini), Google Calendar, and integrated IM, users can stay connected and work together with ease. And, using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, they can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen as the implementation partner to support the City of Pittsburgh as it modernizes its operations with Google's proven power and flexibility," said Michael Pait, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Daston. "This is the second major municipality in as many months that has selected Daston's Cloud-First professional services team to assist them with their migration to Google Apps for Government." The switch to Google Apps provides City employees with cutting-edge technology; all they need to do is to refresh their browser for the latest updates. Google Apps will also free the City Information Systems (CIS) department from the responsibility of maintaining and patching the legacy system established in 2003. CIS can then focus their resources on supporting other core government initiatives and better serving all city departments. CIS will also strengthen their data security since Google Apps for Government was the first cloud suite to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification from the US government.

Google Apps for Government is available via Daston's GSA IT 70 schedule and via Apps.Gov. For more information, contact Michael Pait at Daston at (703) 962-8085.

Additional Resources -- Google Apps for Government Case Studies: See how Multnomah County, OR and the cities of Orlando and Los Angeles are benefitting from their switch to Google Apps as their new email and collaboration solution.

-- Daston Cloud Solutions: Learn more about Google Apps and all of Daston's Cloud First solutions.

Google and Google Apps are trademarks of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Daston Corporation ( Founded in 1992, Daston Corporation is a small, woman-owned professional services firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Leveraging extensive experience in full life cycle information management, the company's services help commercial and government clients refine processes and optimize technology. Daston is a NetSuite Solutions Provider, Amazon Web Services cloud hosting, and a Google Apps Authorized Reseller. Daston helps organizations realize the full benefits of cloud computing by providing services around implementation, data migration, system integration, training and application support.

Contact: Michael Pait Daston Corporation (703) 962-8085 ### Read the full story at

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