Our SMT have decided to move everything to a vle based on google apps & gmail (email, website, intranet, students workspaces - the lot!)
Has anyone gone through this process? I can see the advantages, but having provided email and storage solutions for decades I'm a little wary of all of our eggs in one basket, and that once committed to this vle it would be difficult to move to another, or bring it back in house again if required. Its also devolving the responsibility from our team to the vle support/google which will be interesting to see how it works out!
I had originally proposed Office 365 (with hybrid email) and a sharepoint based intranet, accessilble externally but the google monster won out in the end! Perhaps we will all be assimilated into google one day, who knows!