It’s not often to hear Google has failed at anything, but according to the University of Massachusetts’ Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Google Apps service offered at the beginning of the school year has failed to catch on with students, reports the Daily Collegian. UMass officials sent a campus-wide eMail in early April announcing that undergraduate students no longer can sign up for Google Apps and that the service eventually will be phased out completely—an exceedingly rare and potentially unprecedented move, according to Google. The reason for discontinuing Google Apps, according to OIT, is the low adoption and usage...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i