Email Resilience with the Cloud. By CloudTweaks Many organizations use Microsoft Exchange in one of its versions for their email. In most cases it runs perfectly fine for months at a time without problems, but as anyone who has ever tried to support Exchange knows, when it goes wrong it usually goes seriously wrong. While experience has shown the newer versions of Exchange, 2007 and 2010 to be significantly more stable than the older versions, there is always the possibility for downtime stopping users getting to their email. Google’s new service, Google Message Continuity, allows business users to constantly synchronize
Why Cloud Computing? Imagine the absence of a power grid throughout the nation, necessitating the presence of a generator in every home for producing electricity. Seems inefficient, doesn’t it? Well, if so be the case, why do we have our computers filled with software we use intermittently? Wouldn’t it be meaningful to use software the same way we use electricity – as and when we need it? This was the defining thought behind cloud computing, which has been defined as “Internet- based computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand.” The Internet
New Cloud Store Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles including hundreds of thousands for sale. Find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, dig into popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s
CloudTweaks Update Many companies looking to move to the cloud are faced with many key decisions that are not always easy. As there are a growing number of choices in terms of services to choose from. Such as: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Force etc…etc… The good news is that CloudTweaks is now offering a service that helps take the guess work out of the equation. View our short tour for more information on how our consultants can help. You may contact our consulting department to begin your free evaluation.
Cloud computing spending will account for 25% of annual IT expenditure growth by 2012 and nearly a third of the growth the following year. “The battle for Cloud dominance is heating up, with the release of Office 365, it will be very interesting to see where the next big play comes from. Andrew Gradwell Director – Cloud Hypermarket” The Cloud has been around for a little while now. The development of the cloud has taken place over the last few years, led in the most part by Google’s innovations in Email, Document storage Cloud Apps and their SharePoint Alternative in
Google Apps Part IV: Google Apps Administration For the Administrators, Google Apps is easy to set-up, deploy and manage. Administrators can set-up Google Apps for any new domain or existing domain; either create a new mail set-up or migrate the existing set-up. For those migrating from Microsoft Exchange, there is a migration tool which can migrate email, contacts and calendar data from on-premise and hosted Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps, whether you have just a few users or tens of thousands. You can also migrate data from PST files and IMAP servers (Novell GroupWise or Gmail) using this tool. Perform
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
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