Google Apps scored a major victory when the U.S. Department of the Interior chose to use Google's office suite rather than the usual software from Microsoft.
The contract, valued at $34.9 million over the next seven years, will affect more than 90,000 employees, according to the Wall Street Journal. It's kind of a coup for Google because in 2010, Google sued the department for allegedly favoring Microsoft when it gave the Redmond, Wash. company a five-year $59.3 million contract. (Google later dropped the suit.)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called the new, cost-cutting contract "good government." He also said shifting to a cloud-based e-mail system will bring the department into the modern era.