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How Would iCloud Fare at the Enterprise Level?

When Apple’s legendary Worldwide Developers Conference rolled around earlier this month, I must admit that I was personally a tad disappointed at the lack of new hardware that many expected to be unveiled.  Like many, I myself was secretly wishing that the company would unveil the next generation Apple iPhone.  However, even without the presence of new hardware to show off, Apple’s developer conference wasn’t a blow by any stretch of the imagination.

One of the things that I found most intriguing was the “iCloud” service, which is expected to be unveiled a bit later this year.  The ability to seamlessly synchronize files and collaborate efficiently with other users is a very promising development.  Even though some will argue that Apple mimicked and stole ideas from other developers, I must say that the cleanliness of how things appear to be tied together make the upcoming service something that I believe will be an instant hit with consumers.

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Google Launches Google Apps Version Tailored for Government

I love Google Apps. All of my personal domains use Google Apps for email, calendar, and documents, and I highly recommend the product to anyone setting up email and collaboration services for a domain.

I know I’m not alone in my love for Google Apps; thousands of businesses, organizations, and individuals use Google Apps for their domains. And today, after receiving government certification to ensure that their infrastructure was secure enough to handle sensitive information, Google may have another client: the United States government. You see, the Google Apps system that I and many other users enjoy, may soon be the collaboration system that some government agencies choose to use as apposed to hosting, managing, and deploying their own in-house collaboration and email services.

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