Google is testing a couple of new implementations in hopes of spreading their email product Gmail. It was reported on Google's blog that Gmail is being beta tested on the campus of San José City College (SJCC) as the school's email offering. This is a great move by Google further spread the Google Gmail product across the globe by attacking the younger college generation. Think about the scalability opportunities with all of the schools out there using other email products.
Lee Odden also brought the Gmail for business beta project to my attention. The product is said to host the email for any domain for up to 2 gigabytes of storage and allows easy manager controls for multiple account access, aliases, and mailing lists. This brings two concerns to mind:
- Do these accounts have added security message? You might recall I had my personal Gmail hacked in May 2005.
I need to find out more information about Gmail for business before I give the beta a shot for my needs. For other perspectives from the blogosphere on Gmail for business and school check out these posts on Digital Media Minute, Geeks Bay and DoubleShotOfLife.com. Finally, if you want to give the Gmail for business beta a try check it out here.