Will be presenting a couple of workshops in partnership with Marshall Community Services on Feb 20 and Mar 29. Topic is cloud computing and will be talking about #GoogleApps and #ChromeBooks and other topics related to “The Cloud”.

You can register for these workshops at the Marshall Community Services website.  See links below.

http://goo.gl/y6YzH (Feb 20)

http://goo.gl/W0wJp (Mar 29)

Information you may not have know.

61 of the top 100 universities have moved over to Google Apps. University of Minnesota just happens to be one of them.

On the business side of things there are more than 4 million companies using Google Apps. Businesses are joining at a rate of over 5,000 per day.

The federal government is using tax payer money in more productive ways by having 1,000 of their own data centers shut down. The federal government went with Google on several large agencies such as; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Government Services Agency (GSA).  A few states such as Wyoming, Utah, Washington DC and cities of Orlando and Pittsburgh have gone with Google Apps.

Here are some great video links about Google security and organizations that have gone with Google Apps.

Google Data center security

City of Los Angeles Gone Google

National Geographic Gone Google

City of Pittsburgh gone Google

State Of Wyoming