Google's Missed L.A. Deadline Clouds Future

Google and Microsoft have begun trying to sell the federal government on cloud computing and email services, but Google's recent missed Los Angeles deadline of June 30 to get the city up and running on an email system could put a damper on the strategy.

Google hit a data security roadblock at the Los Angeles Police Department that caused the Mountain View, Calif., company to miss this deadline. The Wall Street Journal reports the two companies want to provide email services to the General Services Administration, the U.S. agency that oversees government procurement and manages federal property, but security concerns could hold the companies back from moving toward this goal.
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