Cloud Computing

  • Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. The product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite."  According to Google, "[the] new name ... better reflects [their] mission. The G Suite is a paid version of the tools also available to registered users of Google's...


  • In a letter posted to its Global Public Policy Blog, Yahoo "demands transparency from the Director of National Intelligence" to "provide [US] citizens with clarification around national security orders they issue to internet companies to obtain user data." "While the letter makes specific reference to recent allegations against Yahoo, it is intended to set a...


  • We often get questions about the security of "cloud computing" services like Google Apps and whether that security is tight enough for lawyers to use them. Google Apps, for example, meets the security standards put in place for the online storage of government agencies' information set out in the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2000 (FISMA 44 U.S.C. § 3541, et...


  • In 2011 Google introduced the Cloud Connect plug-in for Windows as an interim step for Google Apps users who wanted to store their documents in the cloud but still use the familiar tools in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel). Since then, Google has expanded the features of its Apps products. One of those newer features is the Google Drive application for Windows and Mac OS...


  • The new book Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers will help lawyers easily and quickly learn how to leverage the powerful collaboration tools of Google Apps for Business to transform their law practices.          Written by nationally acclaimed authors and speakers Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers...


  • On December 6, 2012, Google announced that it would no longer be accepting new domains into the free Google Apps program that had been available to small businesses. Businesses that signed up for the free accounts before December 7 will continue to have access to the service.           Google Apps is Google's suite of cloud-based productivity tools...


  •      Google announced today the addition of, "24 x 7 phone support to small, medium, and large Google Apps for Business customers for all issues affecting the core services." Previously, support was handled via a Web-based support portal or online discussion forums. Note, this support is only available to those businesses on the paid $50/user/year plan and not...


  •      Adobe has introduced a new plug-in for Microsoft's Outlook e-mail client allowing users to share large files via Adobe's SendNow online file transfer service. Utilizing file transfer services like SendNow or YouSendIt.com allows you to bypass your (or your recipient's) e-mail system's attachment size limit. It also minimizes download time for recipients...


  •       Google provides a chart to check the status of any of its Apps. Color coded dots indicate the current status of each service. Green indicates "no issues." Yellow indicates a "service disruption." Red indicates a "service outage." Clicking a yellow or red dot takes you to a "Service Details" page that outlines the issues...


  •       Skype is offering selected users 30 days of free Skype-to-landline and Skype-to-mobile calls. Check your e-mail for a marketing message from Skype with details. The special offer is only available by clicking the "Claim your free month of calls" button in the e-mail. It is not listed on the Skype Special offers page even after you've logged into your...


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