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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 substantial contributions. 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 could take the first steps in considering a migration to Google Apps. If you’re thinking about Leaving Lotus, Cloud Sherpas would be glad to help you evaluate, deploy and support Google Apps for your business. Give us a call, we’re here to help. Download the event materials The State of Notes/D... (more)

Jeff Miller Speaking at the Cloud Computing Expo

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)

Five Reasons Google Apps is Still Better than Notes

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... (more)

3 Ways Your Enterprise Can Use Google Sites

Intranets, team collaboration sites and document archives powered by Google While Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs capture much of the Google Apps spotlight, it seems only appropriate to shed light on Google Sites — another key component of the enterprise suite.  An exploration of the discussions on Twitter reveals a community abuzz with the innovation and functionality of Google Sites. Google Sites is an enterprise wiki that all Google Apps users can benefit from.  It’s easy to use, quick to deploy, and nicely integrated with the rest of the Apps suite.  Companies that ado... (more)

SherpaTools Now Available in the Google Apps Marketplace

We’re excited to announce that SherpaTools for Google Apps, the new IT management application from Cloud Sherpas, has been added to the Google Apps Marketplace™, launched this evening. As revealed by Google, the Marketplace is an online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services. Over two million Google Apps users can now easily discover, purchase and deploy integrated business applications, including SherpaTools. For Cloud Sherpas, the Marketplace is a great way to reach customers. As an original member of the Google Apps reseller program, we can tell you that IT manage... (more)