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January 30, 2003: San Diego Switches to a Google Appliance

Information Week: City Ogles Google Impact.

Cory writes:

The city of San Diego recently dropped $23,000 on a Googlebox that has completely changed the way that city employees and residents interact with each other. The interesting thing for me is that the competition here proposed a much more expensive "solution" that involved creating an explicit taxonomy and then manually tagging all the city's docs within it. In other words, the competition's pitch is, "First, tell us everything you have, then we'll tell you what you've got." No wonder Google's kicking ass in the market.

You can see the results in action on their site.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on January 30, 2003 09:43 AM