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)
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)
Plugin for Microsoft Office expands collaboration with Google Apps suite
OffiSync is a powerful tool that directly connects Microsoft Office to Google
Apps, letting you save your files to Google’s cloud and collaborate with
colleagues directly from your desktop application.
Today OffiSync announced a premium version of their software, enabling users
to save their Office documents to both Google Docs and Google Sites. You can
read more about OffiSync on this page, or check out the coverage on
As an OffiSync partner, Cloud Sherpas can help your organization rapidly
Cloud Sherpas, the leading provider of Managed Google Apps Solutions and top
Google Apps reseller, was awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s
Pacesetter Award for significant company growth from 2008-2010, and was
recognized as the fifth fastest-growing private company in Atlanta.
For the past 15 years, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized
Atlanta’s 50 fastest-growing private companies with its Pacesetter Awards.
To qualify, a company must demonstrate exceptional sales and employee growth
from 2008 to 2010. Cloud Sherpas earned a top spot by growing sales over
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)