Google Docs, Evernote's Skitch and Creating Great Documentation

Google Docs and Evernote's Skitch provide a great platform for creating great documentation that can be shared with anyone and on any device. 

A Google Document has much more in common with a web site than it does Microsoft Word. A Google Document's location is based on a uniform resource location  - a URL. The URL was created by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, in 1994; URLs form the foundation of the Web. Tim invented URLs because he thought it was too hard to share content. 

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Which companies fight for your privacy?

By now most people have heard of PRISM, the NSA's program to collect, analyze and leverage telephony and Internet data.  

Google, more than any other company, is at the very heart of Internet culture and technology. Hundreds of millions of people leverage Google services everyday to manage their personal and professional lives. There have been a lot of interesting headlines, news reports and there are still many unknown questions.  

However, we do know several important points worth mentioning.  

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6 things you may not know about Google.com

Google has the world's most advanced Cloud Computing infrastructure. The best technology stays out of the way and disappears into the background. The Google.com search engine is the world's most popular software-as-a-service application. Of course it can search, but it can do much more. 

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Hurricane Sandy no match for Google Apps

Hurricane Sandy and this nor'easter give businesses plenty of things to worry about, you shouldn't have to worry about email, documents, or voice calls. If you're a small business owner impacted by Hurricane Sandy and would like to learn more about cloud computing and Google Apps for Business please drop us a note in the next few months at Support@Umzuzu.com. We will provide complementary migration (moving user email, calendars and contacts to Apps) and training services.
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Cloud Recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a paper this past month entitled Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations. The purpose of the document was to help promote a better understanding of Cloud Computing services.
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Getting the Most from Gmail

The world's best software is inherently taken for granted. Great software stays out of the way so you can get to work (or play). Over the past 8 years Gmail has become an incredibly popular application for consumers and businesses - more than 40,000,000 people use Gmail at work!. Gmail is one of the best web apps in the world. It packs tons of functionality, speed, security and works great across all your devices.
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Who's Gone Google lately?

Making the choice to Go Google with Google Apps for Business, Government or Education is an important decision. We understand it is a decision people do not enter into lightly. Organizations have a responsibility to fully evaluate all their options. More than 4 million businesses have made the move to Google Apps, sometimes knowing who has already decided to Go Google can be comforting and enlightening.
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Google Drive comes to Google Apps

Customers love all the benefits of Google Docs. They're available everywhere - any desktop, any smartphone, any tablet - any device with your favorite browser or even your least favorite browser. Google Docs are always up to date because you don't have multiple copies floating around. Employees can collaborate on one central document and all changes are visible in realtime. Unlimited revision history is another great benefit. Currently Google Docs offers essentially unlimited storage for Google file formats, it also offers 1 GB of storage for other document types like Microsoft Word and Excel. Today, Google is introducing Google Drive — a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your work. Google Drive brings all these great benefits to all kinds of file types and offers local syncing for your Mac and PC. This allows you to have all your files with you all the time. You can access and edit your files from any device and, like Google Docs, they'll always be up to date. Google Drive also offers xxx in storage!
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Google Calendar gets a new Lab feature

Cloud computing apps are always improving, this continuous innovation ensures your Apps are always getting better rather than quickly becoming outdated. Do you typically make appointments in the middle of the night? Neither do we! That's why we love the ability to hide morning and night hours in Google Calendar.
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"Cloud First, Cloud Fast: Recommendations for Innovation, Leadership and Job Creation"

TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2) had a three-month mandate and recently released its report: Cloud First, Cloud Fast: Recommendations for Innovation, Leadership and Job Creation.
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A deeper look at Google's data center security

Google runs a network of some of the world's most advanced data centers. Google's infrastructure is its most important strategic asset. They have been custom designed with security and data protection in mind. For the 3 million businesses that have moved to Google Apps and the thousands more that join them every day, these features help ensure that their data is kept safe.
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What else can Google offer Kansas City?

Google has much more to offer Kansas City than ultra high-speed broadband. It's time we take them up on their offer. Google executives believe Kansas City has a great deal of potential. Let's prove them right!
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Transparencies of Scale

One of the central tenants, no pun intended, of Cloud Computing is multi-tenancy. There is much debate within the technology community about the definition as well as the importance of a multi-tenant architecture. Essentially within a multi-tenant architecture all the users, tenants, share a common hardware and software infrastructure environment.
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