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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Google Apps & “Cloud Security” summary as of late 2013

It’s hard to imagine a business today that doesn’t rely on computing and some web based services to perform daily operations.  Digital data is so prevalent in our life, that a Web security breach or data compromise can cause us … Continue reading

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Conference: The New Frontiers of Privacy Harm

On January 17, 2014 the “Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship” in Boulder Colorado held a full day conference titled “The New Frontiers of Privacy Harm”. The following excerpt from its literature serves to highlight the conference’s goal “…Meanwhile, many privacy law … Continue reading

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Google DRIVE – turning log data into information

A great positive about Google DRIVE, is the simple collaboration it enables via being able to share amongst any group of people. Could be as simple as some friends, family members and hobbyists with a common passion that want to … Continue reading

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en•a•ble – what CLOUD computing (SAAS) does for business

Enable is my “one word” description of computing as we enter 2014.  A simple 6 letter word that means “to supply one with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; to make able.” it does NOT MEAN force or mandate it does … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Ben Franklin – giving Google DRIVE enhanced privacy & security

Benjamin Franklin a wise “Founding Father of The US”, was also a renowned scientist and inventor.  Maybe a “severe electrical shock” during his discoveries about electricity inspired the saying “… an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” accredited … Continue reading

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Google bridges another Chasm – that of LEGACY email and CLOUD storage

Cloud computing (SAAS in particular) is taking off like wildfire, now considered to be in the “hockey stick” portion of a growth curve. Yet adoption of such change happens more as evolution than revolution.  Until something happens which naturally enables … Continue reading

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