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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)

Introducing SherpaTools for Google Apps

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)

OffiSync 2.0 Ships Today

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 Named Fifth Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in Atlanta

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 12,000%... (more)

Great Conversations with CIOs and IT Leaders at Leaving Lotus

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 cou... (more)