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Replacing Outlook with Google Apps Email (aka Gmail)

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Replacing Outlook with Google Email (aka Gmail for Business) requires proper setup. In my experience, the most common scenario is for a business to move its email servers to Google, but then completely drop the ball when it comes to setting up the web email client. Sure, you can simply open a browser, login and there’s Gmail. However, this substantially reduces the probability that users will accept the web-based Gmail client, even though it has […]

The Fragmentation of Computer Usage

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Back in the 90’s I worked on Sun Solaris servers. Back then, there was an upstart operating system named Linux. Linux lacked the stability of Solaris and more importantly it ran on commodity Intel hardware. This may not sound like a big deal, until you consider that Sun servers of the day often had multiple inbuilt redundancies. A Sun server was really a cluster of multiple servers where a failure in one board simply meant […]