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EPA to migrate 25,000 users to email cloud

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The Environmental Protection Agency has contracted with Lockheed Martin and Microsoft to move about 25,000 employees to a cloud-based email service by early 2013, the companies say in a joint Oct. 31 announcement.

Under a $9.8 million contract, the EPA will utilize Microsoft Office 365 messaging and collaboration services in a segregated cloud. Lockheed Martin will manage the migration and provide ongoing support.

The move will save the agency approximately $12 million over 4 years, the companies say, without elaboration.

For more:
- read the full announcement, complete with quotes about the "tremendous potential" of the cloud, etc.

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