The three-years contract is worth nearly $9.5 million; Google, in partnership with SMS Management & Technology and Telstra, will supply the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education a customized Gmail version that bundles Google Apps. With this contract, Google has succeeded in migrating Microsoft Outlook/Exchange users to its Google Applications and Gmail. For the NSW Department of Education, it's a win-win as the existing Microsoft Outlook/Exchange system costed a bomb, i.e. $33 million.
The other big story is that an upstart named LimitNone (start-up) has sued Google for allegedly 'copying' their email switching tool. LimitNone has alleged that while it shared trade secrets of its email switching tool (gMove) with Google engineers, sales executives, customers, Google quietly went and developed an 'almost identical' tool, subsequently jumping into the fray itself.