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I’m Cranking Out My Four Catalyst Presentations

by Guy Creese  |  June 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

Although Gartner’s Catalyst Conference isn’t until August 20th, our presentations are due to Editing within the next several weeks. So I’m putting the finishing touches on mine. I’ll be giving four: two on my own, and two in concert with Bill Pray. The four are: How to Pick the Right Mobile File Sync Solution: This [...]

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Google Drive: Google May Be Getting Into the File Sync Business

by Guy Creese  |  February 9, 2012  |  Comments Off

Rumors are floating around that Google may start offering a file synchronization service (Google Drive) within the next several weeks. For articles, see: Sebastian Anthony, “Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?“, Extreme Tech, February 9, 2012. Matt Warman, “Google Drive cloud storage coming ‘soon’,” The Telegraph, February 9, 2012. Chris Davies, “Google Drive incoming [...]

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Yegge Post Missing the Third Leg of the Stool: The Correct Data Model

by Guy Creese  |  October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

Last night I read Steve Yegge’s now infamous Google+ post, “Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant.” I think it deserves all the attention it’s getting — it’s an architect’s view of what makes a great system, enlivened with some superb turns of phrase: “Bezos is super smart; don’t get me wrong. He just makes ordinary control freaks [...]

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Gartner IT1 Reports on E-Mail

by Guy Creese  |  February 24, 2011  |  Comments Off

For those looking the high points of our recent e-mail coverage, look no farther. The e-mail market is currently a fascinating one. For many years, enterprises supporting e-mail did so on autopilot: (1) buy e-mail server software from one of the top two or three vendors, (2) install it, and (3) maintain it. There were [...]

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Microsoft Office 365: The Market Impact

by Guy Creese  |  October 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

Yesterday, Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365–announced being the operative word, since it won’t be in production until sometime in 2011. Office 365 unites BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), Microsoft Office Live Small Business, and Live@edu under one brand name. It adds an online enterprise version of the Office Web Apps to the portfolio, as well [...]

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Trying Out Outlook Social Connector

by Guy Creese  |  July 1, 2010  |  Comments Off

Yesterday I installed the Outlook Social Connector–a new add-on to Outlook 2003, 2007, or 2010. To use a phrase from my youth, it’s “kinda nifty.” It’s cutting down on my clicking buttons and resorting messages to find things in my Inbox. It aggregates information from Outlook as well as LinkedIn and SharePoint (assuming you have [...]

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How Google Apps Premier Edition Came to Be

by Guy Creese  |  June 23, 2010  |  Comments Off

Network World has an interesting interview with Rajen Sheth (“Meet the father of Google Apps [who used to work at Microsoft]”) which describes how Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) came to be. Confirming my suspicions, the product did not come out of a desire to meet enterprise e-mail requirements; instead, it was pitched as a [...]

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Google Apps Coming Out with New Functionality

by Guy Creese  |  June 10, 2010  |  Comments Off

As an admin for Google Apps Premier Edition, I received an e-mail last night from The Google Apps Team about forthcoming changes to Google Apps. There are three: New Sharing Settings (starting June 16): “Now your users will be able to assign a sharing setting to a file in just one step and see at-a-glance [...]

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SaaS vs. Software: SaaS Has a Built-In Usage Feedback Loop

by Guy Creese  |  May 21, 2010  |  Comments Off

One capability of SaaS that’s rarely discussed is the fact that it contains a built-in usage feedback loop. Software, whether running on a client or a server, is pretty much an island. Once a vendor releases the product, the software runs on its own and sends very little usage information back to the vendor. This [...]

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Capgemini Group to Sell Microsoft BPOS

by Guy Creese  |  May 19, 2010  |  Comments Off

Microsoft and Capgemini Group today announced that Capgemini will market and sell Microsoft BPOS (online versions of Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, and Live Meeting) within its Infostructure Transformation Services group. The interesting thing here is that back in September 2007, Capgemini made a big splash in announcing that it would market and sell Google Apps Premier [...]

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