The company is now seeing on average one large company adopting Apps Premier per week, Glotzbach said. Google defines a large Apps account as one with 1,000 or more Premier seats.
On Tuesday, Google is announcing another such customer win. Fairchild Semiconductor is moving about 5,500 end users in 18 offices worldwide from Lotus Notes to Apps Premier, which costs $50 per user, per year.
In the coming weeks, Premier customers will get e-mail delegation capabilities, which come in handy when assistants need access to executives' mailboxes to deal with messages on their bosses' behalf.
Another new feature to be delivered in a matter of weeks will be the ability for administrators to set up e-mail retention policies, which is important in particular for companies that need to comply with regulations regarding document storage and retention.
On the back end, Google is boosting the reliability of Apps, which is a hosted software suite. Google is implementing "live replication of data" among its datacenters which will result in "near instant disaster recovery," according to a Google statement.