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Cloud service broker’s division is on pace for over 70% growth in 2013 Atlanta, Georgia – March 18, 2013 – Cloud Sherpas was named Global Partner of the Year 2012: Apps Implementation at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit late last month.  This is the second year Cloud Sherpas was recognized as Google’s top global partner for consistent achievement helping companies use Google’s cloud. The Atlanta-based firm has migrated more workers to Google Enterprise products than any other cloud services brokerage (CSB), reflecting record growth experienced by Cloud Sherpas’ Google business unit in the past year. Cloud Sherpas’ mission dating back to 2007 was transitioning companies to the public cloud.  It was among the first CSBs to help businesses realize they can work the way they live, communicating and collaborating at work with the ease and familiarity of tool... (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)

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)