Millikin University and GroupWise 2012


When a non-profit private university looked into so-called "free," cloud-based e-mail solutions as alternatives to GroupWise, the spreadsheet analysis was surprising. After doing the math, GroupWise came out on top in several categories. As Director of Information Technology for Millikin University, Pat Pettit is always looking for cost-efficient ways to improve IT services. When she installed GroupWise in 1996, it was because of the innovative features it included (for no additional cost), plus its low administrative burden and high scalability—ideal for a university environment. That's why, 16 years ago, Millikin became one of the first universities to offer e-mail as a standard application to everyone—faculty, staff and even students. Today, Millikin University offers an "e-mail address for life" at no cost to current students and alumni.