Google Apps for Education and the Enterprise
In the meantime, ACU students will continue to access the free Google Apps Education Edition from their laptops and school desktops. The suite includes the same apps as in the company's Standard Edition, but Google removes any advertising and provides access to and support for its APIs.Roberts said after Gmail, Google Chat quickly became the application of choice among students, with steady adoption of Docs and Spreadsheets over time. The wildfire adoption is perhaps a testament to the popularity of Google among today's college students, who grew up searching the Web on Google over the last 10 years. Much has been written about modest-sized companies using Google Apps in lieu of or in addition to the traditional Microsoft Office and IBM Lotus stacks, but the adopters with the most users may well be institutions of higher learning. Google won't provide specific figures as to how many universities and their students and faculty are using Google Apps (though it's thought to be a few thousand schools with hundreds of thousands of users) or how many users are using each app.
Google Postini security solutions are not included (though they are available at a 66 percent discount). Moreover, the storage is 6.5GB instead of the 25GB provided by the Premier Edition.