Ivy Tech Community College to Launch New and Improved E-mail and Calendar Platform for Students

INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College has teamed up with Google to provide a new email and calendaring system to all of its students statewide. This new joint partnership makes Ivy Tech the largest higher education client for Google to date.

“The costs of running an in-house email and calendaring system can really stack up, both from a budgetary perspective as well as the people resources needed to maintain such a system,” said Anne Brinson, Chief Information Officer for Ivy Tech. “Moving our students to a high quality product like Google for zero cost was the right move.”

The College projects the move could save as much as $100,000 per year. In addition to cost savings, the new email and calendaring system will contain many more features and is much easier to use than the previous system. Ivy Tech students can look forward to more storage space, specifically 25GB, as well as improved mobile access. Ivy Tech will launch the Google tools later this week.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.  For more information, please visit http://www.ivytech.edu/

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