Google Apps Part III – Google Apps Applications: The default applications available in Google Apps, in addition to mail, are Calendar, Documents and Sites. About 6 months back, Google launched Google Apps Marketplace. The Google Apps Marketplace offers web-based applications that work seamlessly with Google Apps. Email = Gmail No doubt that many of us had a chance to have our private (free) emails with a couple of service providers! Personally speaking about myself, I have experienced usa.net, lycos, hotmail, yahoomail etc., and now with Gmail. There is no second thought that the Gmail experience is the best among all.
Source: BBC Some of the world’s biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The 70 firms, which includes BMW, Shell and Marriott Hotels, said systems that do not work together are holding back the spread of cloud computing. The companies have formed the Open Data Alliance Centre to push for unified standards for technology. The businesses involved account for more than $50bn (£32bn) in IT spending. “The old way just won’t work anymore,” said Andrew Feig, an executive director at Swiss bank UBS. “We want to pay
Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees can be productive from anywhere. 5. Google’s cloud enables faster collaboration. 6. Google’s immense security investments help protect customers. 7. Less data is stored on vulnerable devices. 8. Customers get higher reliability and uptime. 9. Google Apps offers extensive flexibility and control. 10. Customers spend
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Intel Corporation today unveiled several new initiatives under its “Cloud 2015″ vision aimed at making cloud-based Internet computing more interoperable, secure and simplified. Intel’s Cloud 2015 vision has three key elements: a “federated” cloud that allows enterprises to share data across internal and external clouds; an “automated” network that automatically allows the secure movement of applications and resources to significantly improve energy efficiency in data centers; and PC and device-savvy “client-aware” clouds that know what types of applications, commands and processing should take place in the cloud or on your laptop,
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Business and government executives overwhelmingly expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. Taken at the recent Oracle OpenWorld 2010 trade show in San Francisco, the survey of 174 show attendees found that 90 percent of the executives and 68 percent of the middle managers said they are using or plan to use Cloud-based services within two years. “The survey results reflect wide acceptance of Cloud-based services among executives, who are increasingly recognizing the Cloud’s
CloudTweaks Consulting We have realized over the past year or so that many businesses are looking for that extra little bit of help in terms of putting together the most cost effective cloud strategy for their business. It may seem like a daunting task as more and more cloud services become readily available and you’re still not sure as to which is best for your company. We do understand that you want to save money and are ready to embrace and adopt the cloud. CloudTweaks is here to help you make the right decisions for your business. We have some
Google Apps Part I The Solution! The “gonegoogle” site starts with a presentation that for your company having 100 employees, Google Apps cost $ 50 per user per year, that’s less than your company will spend on morning coffee! Employees at your company will be 2.8 times more productive while mobile, because they access files from any place! Your company could add 2,450 GB of email storage space! 2,781 hours of your employee time is saved because of better filtering of spam! With Google Apps, a single online copy of document with version control saves of a lot of versions
Nothing grows in a vacuum. IT has evolved over the decades and has gone through several paradigm shifts. Virtualization of computer resources and the quest for the most effective operations have never gone out of fashion. Outsourcing parts, or all, of the IT Capabilities has a long track record. Those who have experience with out-/multisourcing have a new landscape to explore when considering going into the clouds. Before exploring the benefits and the challenges, it is a great idea to make up a check list: What are my drivers & motives for cloudsourcing? Be clear about your priorities and make