A reported deal between General Motors (GM) and Google (GOOG) to use Google Apps to power email...

|About: General Motors Company (GM)|By:, SA News Editor

A reported deal between General Motors (GM) and Google (GOOG) to use Google Apps to power email and internal documents shines a light on IBM's ability to re-sign corporate Lotus Notes accounts. Though industry insiders say the big trumpcard Lotus carries is its ability to runs on-premise (not in the cloud), the tide seems to be shifting with the U.S. government and now GM opting to give cloud-based solutions a whirl. Shares of IBM +1.9%.