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)
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)
For the last 10+ years, I’ve spent countless nights and weekends keeping
Lotus Notes/Domino running at organizations of all sizes. In the process,
I’ve gathered more certifications than can fit on a business card (CLS,
CLP, PCLP…), but at the end of the day, ensuring that email is working 24/7
takes too much time and effort. For that reason, I’ve left Lotus for Google
Apps with no regrets.
Here’s my Top 10 List of why I made the switch:
No more emails with the red “X” replacing the actual image. No more
weekends spent upgrading Lotus Notes servers. No more waiting for the AdminP ... (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)
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)