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New LIU and Google Alliance Increases Access to the Cloud


Rita Langdon ’91 ’95 (M.A.),Associate Provost/Director of Public Relations & Marketing
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. – As of February 20, LIU Post students now have more power in the cloud. Long Island University has teamed up with Google Apps for Education to provide increased computing capacity, including larger email inbox sizes, larger attachment sizes, and popular Google applications to enhance presentations and classroom activities.

The new alliance between one of the largest private universities in the United States and the number one search engine in the world will provide students with free and immediate access to word processing, spreadsheets, voice calling, group chatting and video hosting. Applications available to students will include Google Docs, Google Calendar and G-talk.

"We are proud to partner with Google to provide state-of-the-art learning resources to our students," said George Baroudi, Long Island University's chief information officer. "Students will leverage cloud computing for coursework and group projects without worrying about access to proprietary software and storage limitations."

Students can access Google apps and increased storage via their LIU email accounts and the web portal.

Long Island University provides extensive technology resources to 24,000 students across six campuses. LIU has distributed 11,745 free or half-price Apple iPads to students, faculty and staff since September 2010 – far more than any other college or university. LIU's iPad deployment is the third-largest in the world, trailing only Korea telecom and SAP AG, according to's UberMobile blog. In January, the university launched LIU Online, a one-stop website portal of online and blended degrees and certificates.

For more information about cloud computing programs, contact the LIU Post Center for Student Information in Hillwood Commons at (516) 299-3697 or

The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now LIU Post

Posted 02/22/2012

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