Author Archives: GAFYDguy

About GAFYDguy

That nickname comes from "Google Apps For Your Domain" guy. My area of expertise since Google Apps originated in late 2006. As early as the 1980's I was doing a version of CLOUD computing via development of apps that ran on large IBM and DEC "timeshare" systems. I served as product manager for the leading interactive statistical analysis software used by top oil/gas companies. In 1998 as pioneer adopter of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) I entered into the 2nd largest application of CLOUD technology (email being #1). My company was reseller for the 1st commercially available IP-PBX system (VoIP). I also brought to market – HomeGATE, an IP enabled voice driven internet based wireless residential phone. The company then evolved to doing general IP based network apps (aka Cloud Computing) with emphasis on Google Apps, one of their enterprise product offerings.

Google DRIVE – the fine print in the contract is to your benefit!

Without doubt, the tech industry is famous for 100’s of acronyms in marketing material and contracts. Even something as simple as data storage seems to contribute to the bowl of alphabet soup! Google’s recent announcement of its new “unlimited cloud … Continue reading

Posted in Data center, Free, Google Apps, Independence, Legal, Privacy, Security, Storage | Leave a comment

”Is it Live or is it Memorex (Microsoft)?” ANS: Users don’t really care

From about 1972 to the early 80’s a manufacturer of “tape recording media” called MEMOREX, built a consumer brand on the marketing tag line “Is it live, or is it Memorex?” It included a picture of a listener having their … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Anytime Access, change in IT, Chrome, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Data center, Google Apps, Independence, Microsoft, mobility, Solo Practitioner | Leave a comment

gMail Evolution – Horsepower to Make Secure (Encrypted) eMail The Standard

In my May 31st post I talked of how “cloud based email systems”  have the ability to radically accelerate the pace of change in what we consider “typical” email services.  Primarily due to the fact, feature updates can be deployed … Continue reading

Posted in Anytime Access, change in IT, Chrome, cloud computing, Data center, eMail, Google Apps, Legal, Privacy, Security | Leave a comment

Why gMail will likely radically change “typical” email in 1-2 years

Two years ago I used the picture to the right to depict a key cloud computing attribute – “ongoing incremental change”.  Fundamental to the cloud platform: feature additions, updates, patches and improvements come like constant waves washing up to the … Continue reading

Posted in Android, change in IT, cloud computing, eMail, Free, Google Apps, Legal, Microsoft, mobility, Privacy, Security | 1 Comment

CLOUD enables Elegant Integration – meshing voice & data services

The digital age has given many promises of potential simplicity and ease in life.  One seemingly ever present promise has been UC (unified Communications).  Meaning we can operate in an environment where communicating in any manner – voice, fax, text, … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Anytime Access, Blackberry, change in IT, Chrome, cloud computing, CRM, Google Apps, IP, iPhone, mobility, Smartphone | Leave a comment

7 Triggers of Business CRISIS – #2 is Technology (per Tony Robbins)

It can be hard to get people to change – sometimes a Crisis has to occur for change to happen.  Unfortunately, waiting until things are at the “point of crisis” – can put you in the position where making the … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Anytime Access, change in IT, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Data center, Google Apps, mobility, Security, Web Presence | Leave a comment

Oops, IRS misses April Deadline, Must Pay Microsoft Millions

Some stuff you just can’t make up!  The organization that exists to enforce penalties related to a classic April deadline – will itself now pay a multi-million (pseudo) penalty for missing an April deadline. Tuesday April 8th Microsoft terminated Windows … Continue reading

Posted in Anytime Access, change in IT, Chrome, Chromebook, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Data center, Google Apps, Microsoft, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spring 2014 / CLOUD changes come raining down via economics, competition and connectivity

WOW barely a week ago I wrote about Microsoft Windows XP End-of-Life issue.   XP lasted 13 years, but the Intel PC operating system is now lined up for a polished RIP headstone.   Just in time to escape the accelerated evolution … Continue reading

Posted in Anytime Access, change in IT, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Data center, Google Apps, Microsoft, mobility, Salesforce.com, Storage | Leave a comment

Windows XP End-of-Life issue – A Low Cost / Simple Option for handling it

In 2 weeks – April 8, 2014 – a veteran of the PC industry, Microsoft Windows XP operating system will be put to rest.  In our current age of technology, 13 months is considered a pretty long product life span … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Anytime Access, change in IT, Chrome, Chromebook, cloud computing, Google Apps, Microsoft, mobility, Web Presence | 1 Comment

Google Apps & “Cloud Security” – Part 2, partnering with the Internet

My recent blog post Google Apps & “Cloud Security” summary as of late 2013 (2/19/14) identified 3 security topics applicable to every Google Apps customer.  That post detailed topics 1 and 2 listed below, this post provides details on topic … Continue reading

Posted in AAA Computing, Android, change in IT, Chrome, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, Data center, Free, Google Apps, Legal, mobility, Privacy, Security, Storage | Leave a comment