Cloud Sherpas: Smoothing the Path for Google Apps in the Enterprise

first_imgRelated Posts Cloud Sherpas earns revenue by selling Google Apps licenses into new customers. Additionally, the company is offering new premium features for IT Administrators. So far, it looks like the product reviews and show that these services are welcome and the company has delivered on what administrators need. At least one customer has suggested that Cloud Sherpas become part of the basic Google Apps tools.Here is an overview of setting up Cloud Sherpas for Google Apps. Tags:#Announcements#cloud#cloud computing Cloud Sherpas is showing that where there are incentives to innovate, companies will. Listening to its corporate clients that are implementing Google Apps, Cloud Sherpas has started to bring Google Apps functionality closer to Microsoft Exchange – without waiting for Google to do it all by itself. Smooth Edges in the Google BubbleWe wondered what it is like to “be native” in Google Apps. Cloud Sherpas has chosen to let Google be the identity provider for their own customers who “add” Cloud Sherpas to their existing Google account as part of getting started. This is the default action in the marketplace and it seems to work best when your application is “only” in the Google marketplace.This approach highlights one of the key decisions that app developers will need to consider when building applications for Google Apps, especially porting applications that may already have user accounts.The more we learned, the more it becomes clear to the benefits for application developers to choose a platform and optimize for it. It appears, that the elusive “win-win” can be found in both bringing new customers to Google and for Cloud Sherpas to get a lot of customers by extending Google as needed to win the enterprise.Is Google Apps knocking on your IT doorstep? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike kirkwoodcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Cloud Sherpas offers additional IT administrative tools that help make it easy to manage the increasingly popular Google Apps platform. The company is riding the momentum of growth today announced over 300,000 end users under management by IT professionals who have depoloyed Cloud Sherpas as part of Google Apps.To learn more about the current state of affairs IT managers implementing Google Apps, we spoke with company founder, Michael Cohn. He shared with us a few of the insights that led the company to its products and what it means to “be native” within Google.More Tools, More Google, More Cloud Cloud Sherpas was one of the first fifty applications in Google Apps marketplace. It has leveraged this position to learn what tools are most needed by administrators of the platform. In the areas of its focus, it has extended the administration functionality of Google Apps to meet processes demanded by corporate clients. The company first product launch was a free tool, now the company is announcing a set of premium services as a companion to the free offering.Cohn shares his thoughts on the opportunity: “We’re 100% focused on making life easier for Google Apps admins. We think SherpaTools is a great fit for the largest companies and busiest IT pros.”There are several examples of admin tools in the market. Here are a few cited in the Cloud Sherpas press release:Ability to retain data when an employee leaves. Administrators suggested that Google Apps needed a utility to “transition” all the documents from a user when deleted. Cloud Sherpas offers this feature now as a premium featureEnabling the help desk. Cloud Sherpas offers a tool to help manage user accounts without giving full access to the account. This was an area where the practical use of Google Apps in the enterprise demonstrated a need for a new access control feature. Company directory services enabling administrators to add more information about an employee in a central location.last_img read more


Manning Gets 35 Years for Spilling Secrets To WikiLeaks

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#espionage#now#wikileaks Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting readwrite Related Posts center_img Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army soldier convicted of leaking classified military secrets, has received a sentence of 35 years for passing more than 700,000 government files to WikiLeaks. Eligible for parole in seven years, Manning, 25, will also get a dishonorable discharge and be busted down from private first class to private.  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img


Additional Space for Accident and Emergency Unit at Cornwall Regional Hospital

first_imgMinister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the new addition to the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, in Montego Bay, will facilitate efficient administration of care at the health facility.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the ground breaking ceremony for a Diagnostic Centre – Radiology Department – as well as the handing over of the additional space designated for the Accident and Emergency Unit, on Thursday (September 13).“The Ministry took the deliberate decision [to expand the department], recognizing the need for accident and emergency as a critical part of any hospital operation. This will provide an opportunity for a more efficient administration of accident and emergency, because a Type A hospital needs a proper accident and emergency facility,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton  noted that the diagnostic centre, when completed, will offset costs, as the Ministry will no longer have to outsource diagnostic services.“Because of the challenges that we face, we have had to spend a lot of money on outsourcing diagnostic services.   For example,  X-rays in 2017 cost us $21 million and if you look at CT Scans at private facilities, $37.5 million, so we have had to spend this money,” explained Dr. Tufton.For his part, Chief Executive Officer of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Alwyn Miller,  lauded the staff of the hospital, particularly those in the Accident and Emergency Unit, for their  “yeoman service on the front lines of the hospital.” “They have worked very hard under difficult conditions and we must recognize them, as their tasks have been significant,” he said.last_img read more