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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)

CRM In 2020: Interpreting Gartner’s Predictions

What will CRM look like in 2020? Based on IT analyst Gartner’s recently released top 10 technology predictions for 2020, soon we’ll all be consuming pizza and beer created with 3D printers. For those of us concerned with CRM, however, our interests may seem more mundane — although from a business standpoint, of course, no less essential. So went my thinking, as I attended last week’s 2013 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL. My Cloud Sherpas colleagues have already provided great detail on the symposium’s dominant changing of the guard theme, including how the era of Microso... (more)

New in OffiSync Premium: Save files directly to Google Sites

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 [...] ... (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)

Cloud Sherpas Releases World’s First Open Source Python Framework — Dubbed “Ferris” — for Rapid App Development on Google App Engine

Ferris cuts development time by 80% on average, reducing costs and speeding time-to-market for web and mobile applications built on the Google App Engine platform Atlanta, Georgia – February 28, 2013 – Cloud Sherpas has launched the world’s first open source Python framework for custom development on Google App Engine, empowering millions of developers worldwide and dramatically reducing the time and cost associated with building cloud and mobile applications on the Google Cloud Platform.  The framework, dubbed “Ferris” in a nod to the short-cutting main character from the popula... (more)