Thank you for your feedback to our last post. We are thrilled that through
the use of blogs and twitter, we can engage the community in a nearly
real-time conversation. What I find odd, however, is the fact that a leader
of another large company can call for the “eradication” of Lotus Notes to
his partner community, but it was David Hoff’s “Top 10 Reasons I Left
Lotus Notes for Google Apps” that sparked the ire of the Lotus Notes
faithful. We clearly hit a nerve here and wanted to take an opportunity to
respond to some of the feedback.
First of all, let me say that Cloud Sherpas is made up of several former
Lotus Notes Professionals. In my previous role with a large Fortune 100
company, I was responsible for the implementation, support, and day-to-day
management of a 30K Lotus Notes and Domino user base. I actually helped that
company migrate to the cloud right bef... (more)
Thank you to everyone who came out for Leaving Lotus last week. Your interest
and participation at the event is a clear indication to us of the growing
demand for alternative solutions in the enterprise. We’d also like to thank
Google for hosting us and Binary Tree and Ferris Research for their
Members of the audience represented organizations with 250 to 5000+ users,
and businesses drove in from all over the Southeast. We had some great
conversations with CIOs and IT leaders about why they’re seeking
alternatives to Lotus Notes/Domino and how they cou... (more)
Google Apps on Ulitzer
As Cloud Sherpas continues to help businesses and organizations adopt Google
Apps, we have found that many customers, regardless of location or industry,
request a common set of additional management controls and end user features
for their Google Apps environment. Until now, the response to most of these
inquiries was that organizations had to develop custom applications that work
with Google APIs to achieve their goals.
Today Cloud Sherpas announces the start of a beta program for SherpaTools for
Google Apps, a new platform that enhances the functionality ... (more)
Cloud Sherpas is eager to announce the next major release of OffiSync! A
longtime Cloud Sherpas partner, OffiSync 2.0 boasts a one-of-a-kind Microsoft
Office to Google Apps extension tool that enhances Office with the cloud
collaboration capacities of Google Apps.
We proudly affirm that this is a must-have for all organizations on Google
Apps that still use Office for various or specific purposes. If you’ve
already heard about OffiSync and/or you’re looking to download, the newest
version was released this afternoon and is available for download here.
The most significant upgrade... (more)
Cloud Sherpas is proud to announce that our own Director of Professional
Services, Jeff Miller, has been invited by the Cloud Computing Conference &
Expo to lead the seminar, Migrating Collaborative Applications to the Cloud.
The upcoming event held between Nov. 2-4 invites the cloud computing
community (developers, software professionals, IT managers, CIOs, etc.) to
Santa Clara, California to examine the latest resources, ideas, and examples
being introduced by their colleagues.
Jeff will draw upon both his extensive experience as an IT executive as well
as his time at Cloud She... (more)