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The Horns are hooked: UT Austin has gone Google

Posted by Rich Rao, Director, Global Sales and Operations, Google Enterprise

Apparently it’s not enough for The University of Texas at Austin to give its alumni degrees anymore; now, the University’s 450,000 graduates (and 50,000+ current students) are also getting free email addresses for life. As a Longhorn alum and member of the Texas Exes, I’m thrilled to have the privilege of announcing that my alma mater is now offering Google Apps for Education.


Driven by the desire for better communication and collaboration capabilities, the student body petitioned for an upgraded email system. The university used the state-mandated procurement process to make its selection as it assembled a task force consisting of representatives from across campus to evaluate possible vendor solutions. After thorough review by two subcommittees, we’re proud that Google emerged as the top choice.

The University of Texas at Austin joins more than 15 million other students, faculty and staff who are part of the Google Apps for Education family. We’re thrilled to work with the Longhorns to make their launch a big success.

And I personally can’t wait to start using my alumni account.