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Sky moves one million to Google Apps

The fourth largest Broadband Company in UK has been moving its one million email customers to Google Mail and other services.

This would help Sky reduce cost associated with providing peripheral features like online webspace and email as users who expect multi gigabyte email inboxes are confronted to ISP's tiny inbox storage.

However, The Mirror (opens in new tab) and other websites are reporting that the transition is not going out smoothly and thousands have been left without email for two weeks already.

Affected customers were those who used third party desktop email clients like Eudora, Thunderbird or Outlook to access their accounts.

A Web user reader (opens in new tab) told the online web-zine that Sky's technical support department was unable to help him and were seemingly unaware of the problem.

Google is keen to capture as much marketshare as possible by recruiting domain name resellers to push Google apps to new domain registrants.

Big G has issued an API to help end users setup services easily.

Google Apps includes a business application suite, Google calendar, Google mail and instant messenger and a host of other lesser known online applications.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.