Disclaimer: This post does not endorse or criticize healthcare reform in any
way. It is not meant to be political in nature. Rather, it is solely a
high-level analysis of the IT issues that affected the release of the
healthcare exchange website.
On October 1, healthcare.gov, the healthcare exchange website authorized
under the United States' new healthcare reforms, launched to the US
population. The site has since received a reported 20 million hits, though it
has not performed as expected due to a series of IT issues.
Although this poor performance was first attributed to high levels of
traffic, the discussion has now moved to software issues that may be
affecting the website's ability to operate properly. To IT service experts,
the issues - and possible solutions - are fairly evident. Furthermore, the
site's IT service problems reveal important lessons for anyone... (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, 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)