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Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it’s 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade. Of course, we know that many more of you still use Microsoft Office, because until recently, there weren’t many tools to help you collaborate and share with others. Now there’s more choice . To help smooth the transition from Office to the cloud, my teammates and I founded a company called DocVerse, which was acquired by Google earlier this year. Over the last 9 months, we’ve been hard at work moving the DocVerse product to Google’s infrastructure.
Millions of businesses are experiencing radical productivity gains with web-powered tools, and today Google Apps collaboration is ready for every employee. We’re bringing multi-person, simultaneous editing to the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications that coworkers may still need from time to time. More people will be able to achieve a 100% web future entirely in Google Docs after learning the benefits of web-powered collaboration within traditional software. Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is now available to all users worldwide, letting two or more people work together on the same file at the same time in Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 on Windows PCs. For example, you can edit a Word document’s table of contents from Dublin while coworkers adjust formatting and make revisions from Denver.
Network World - Google's Gmail has captured less than 1% of the enterprise e-mail market, according to Gartner. Despite a few high-profile deployments, most Google Apps customers have only around 50 users, making the overall number of business users relatively small, the analyst firm says. Google Apps vs.
Google's Apps suite for domain owners and businesses has finally received some star treatment with the launch of the Apps Marketplace . Which Google-friendly apps are free, worth the cost, and entirely useful? These 10 are definitely worth a look. 10. Box.net Box.net is one of many online file storage sites, but from its launch, it's been focused on adding features that business and enterprise customers can use.
IDG News Service - IBM has introduced LotusLive , which it describes as a portfolio of integrated Internet-hosted services for social networking and collaboration in workplaces. LotusLive's Web site is now the portal where all of IBM's Lotus "cloud" offerings are located, including e-mail, collaboration and Web conferencing, IBM announced Monday at its Lotusphere conference in Orlando. At LotusLive.com, organizations can find a suite of hosted collaboration and communication services designed to be easy to use and adopt, without requiring a hefty IT investment, IBM said. Built on open standards, LotusLive is designed to allow for simple integration with third-party applications.
When making the transition to cloud-based solutions for messaging and other collaborative data, we know that one of the top priorities on any IT manager’s To-Do List is the safe, secure transfer of legacy company data.
By John Letzing , MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Roughly nine months after Google Inc. edged out rival Microsoft Corp. to win a high-profile contract to supply email and collaboration software to the City of Los Angeles, the company has missed a June deadline for full implementation due to lingering security concerns. The delay is a setback for one of Google's most strategic businesses, and an illustration of troubles that large organizations can encounter as they shift to a so-called "cloud computing" model, in which data and applications are stored and accessed online.
Google App Engine has received some needed upgrades to its service that customers have been asking for over the past several months.
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Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps reseller that also helps enterprises migrate to and manage the productivity suite, has raised another $1.6 million in funding led by Syncarpha Capital, Vento Security Holdings and Hallett Capital , the investment vehicle of Cloud Sherpas’ CEO, Jon Hallett . This investment follows additional $1 million of funding the startup raised earlier this year. Cloud Sherpas not only helps companies migrate and transition over to Google Apps but also provides additional tools, called Sherpa Tools, to make the productivity suite more useful. For example, the Directory Manager provides administrators with an interface for creating, retrieving, updating and deleting in-depth profile information for end users, shared contacts and groups. With Cloud Sherpa, users can also import and export contact information in bulk and add instant messaging features. The startup says implementation sizes range from 75 users to 75,000, with average deployments of around 2,000 seats.