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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)

Extending Google Apps with Marketplace Applications

Cloud Sherpas’ VP of Product Management, Mark Wood, discusses the Google Apps Marketplace and how its applications help companies fulfill their needs in the cloud, rather than through on-premise applications. Here’s what he covered: Overview of the Google Apps Marketplace Definition of an integrated application, and how to install them SherpaTools for Google Apps – how you can leverage the #1 Admin Tool Other recommended Marketplace applications We hold webinars with our Google Apps experts every Tuesday from 2-3 PM ET. Join us next week for Is Google Apps Right for You? ... (more)

Cloud Sherpas Acquires Beloit Solutions Group

Cloud Sherpas, a top Google partner for helping business customers adopt the Google Apps™ cloud platform, has acquired Beloit Solutions Group; terms were not disclosed. Last month Cloud Sherpas acquired San Francisco-based Omnetic, extending the company’s presence on the West Coast. The acquisition of Beloit, based in Overland Park, Kansas, strengthens Cloud Sherpas’ position in another key market, the Midwest, a region dominated by large enterprises, and long considered to be “Microsoft country.” “This is a great move for Cloud Sherpas that fits perfectly into our strategy to g... (more)

Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov IT Service Problems

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 ... (more)