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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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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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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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SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS Is Usually (Not Always) Faster

by Guy Creese  |  May 18, 2010  |  Comments Off

This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write comparing and contrasting the strengths of SaaS and software. Many people view SaaS as just software running on a web server. While true, that’s a viewpoint that misses the nuances of SaaS–and its the nuances that make all the difference. SaaS vendors […]

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