Google signs deal with education network

Search-to-smartphones giant Google has drawn up a framework agreement with UK education technology body Janet which will make it easier for colleges and universities to make the move to Google Apps using a contract which has been approved by Janet as meeting UK legal requirements, writes Steve Ranger for ZDNet.

This means colleges and universities don't have to conduct their own due diligence around security and data protection, which Janet said could save each one around £20,000 (US$32,000). A third of universities and colleges in the UK are already Google customers, and the search giant said there are more than 25 million Google Apps for Education users worldwide. Chromebooks aimed at the education sector are also beginning to appear; earlier this year Google said the devices were being used in 2,000 schools.
Full report on the ZDNet site