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Google Apps and Cordys Collaborate in Cloud Computing

Clearly Cognizant of Corporate Competitiveness at Cloud Expo

"From internal collaboration to supplier and customer interactions, enterprises are discovering new ways of increasing productivity, process accountability, and connecting those challenging 'white spaces' that exist between processes, ERP, and legacy systems. Consider how you can embark on quick-win opportunities that provide a demonstrable ROI, and address a complex or often broken process. For example, see how you can integrate your mail, desktop applications, and legacy systems/data with Google Apps and the Cordys Process Factory."

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Thus writes Catherine Minter, President of Cordys Americas, who will be presenting a Cloud Expo session on the topic of "Collaboration in the Cloud with Google Apps and Cordys."

With Microsoft having long ago identified Google as its main competitor of the future (a future that has now arrived), complimented by Redmond's recent "all-in" commitment to Cloud Computing, it seems that Google Apps, a primary feature of this competitive landscape, should be of higher interest than ever before. Minter is clearly also working to appeal to the real-world aspects of modern organizations, which have so much IT infrastructure that is not so modern.

So yes, we still need to talk about ERP. And legacy systems can range from IBM and Unisys mainframe and minis to a generation of pre-blade servers from Sun and HP, to those pesky Windows desktop systems that have been a fixture for 15+ years now. No word if anyone in the audience will be asking about Sperry-Rand or Burroughs.

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.