Alumni can now receive or revive an @oswego.edu e-mail address—and get a whole lot more.
Campus Technology Services recently introduced LakerApps, a suite of services from Google that includes e-mail, calendar, document, chat and other cloud computing functions. Alumni will be able to get the same service as college employees and current students, including seven gigabytes of storage, according to Chief Technology Officer Joseph Moreau.
“Keeping oswego.edu e-mail addresses after graduation has long been a request of our graduates,” Oswego Alumni Association Executive Director Betsy Oberst said. “This is another valuable service we can offer our alumni and a great way to keep them connected with the college.”
A special agreement between Google and SUNY made way for the e-mail service upgrade. Moreau explained that Google offers more services and greater capacity for e-mail accounts than the previous system.
“In the past, when someone left or graduated, that account remained active for 13 months and then we would recycle the account,” Moreau said. Googleâ€™s robustness makes the recycling unnecessary.
The class of 2010 is the first to keep their oswego.edu e-mail addresses permanently, but alumni of all eras are invited to get a free LakerApps account.
(Posted: Aug 18, 2010)