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In a new, five-part webinar series, Cloud Sherpas will cover everything you need to know about cloud solutions for your business. Whether you’re first starting out on your cloud journey or looking to enhance your existing cloud solutions, our “Thinking Out (C)loud” series has the answers for which you’re looking. Specifically, this series spans everything from an introduction to Cloud Services Brokerages to different enterprise solutions from salesforce.com, Google and ServiceNow to extending and enhancing your cloud environment. New webinars in the series will air each Tuesday at 12 PM ET from October 22 through November 19. Here is a more in-depth look at what we’ll be sharing over the next five weeks: WHAT IS A CLOUD SERVICES BROKERAGE? INTRODUCING AN EMERGING BREED OF CLOUD TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS On October 22, I’ll kick off the series with the first webinar, which... (more)

Jibestream Improves User Experience with Google Maps

In a previous blog post I discussed the tremendous growth of geospatial solutions, and one Cloud Sherpas customer, in particular, is a perfect demonstration of this growth. Recently, Cloud Sherpas worked with Jibestream, a software company that delivers intelligent indoor wayfinding solutions, to implement Google Maps, and Jibestream’s story is an excellent illustration of how mapping solutions are playing an increasingly large role in our everyday lives. Headquartered in Toronto, ON, Jibestream’s software uses real-time data management to help visitors and tenants quickly and ea... (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)

Five Reasons Google Apps is Still Better than Notes

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... (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)