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Cloud Computing Video

Cloud Computing Video

by Jason Atwood last modified Mar 29, 2010 06:45 AM

This is an older video of but worth a re-watch.

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Welcoming New Clients

Welcoming New Clients

by Jason Atwood last modified May 28, 2010 08:13 AM

We are pleased to announce a round of new clients to join in the Arkus Advantage.

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Cloud Launch - Episode #1 of CloudFocus Weekly

Cloud Launch - Episode #1 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified May 28, 2012 09:44 AM

We discuss the US Government cloud computing agenda, Salesforce.com Summer 10 features and Chatter. We finish with our Cloud App Pick of the Week (CAPW).

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When Clouds Collide - Episode #2 of CloudFocus Weekly

When Clouds Collide - Episode #2 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:47 AM

Netsuite taking over SAP in 10 years, Rackspace releases open source cloud computing software and Facebook selects Salesforce.com to be its CRM partner. CloudFocus App Picks of the Week.

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Using Google Wave for GTD, Scrums and Project Management

Using Google Wave for GTD, Scrums and Project Management

by Jason Atwood last modified Mar 19, 2013 07:09 AM

Our team takes on using Google Wave for productivity, events, agendas and generally getting things done (GTD).

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Ready or Not - Episode #3 of CloudFocus Weekly

Ready or Not - Episode #3 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:47 AM

Using Google Wave for productivity, the Arkus photo shoot, ZDNet blogs companies aren't ready for the cloud, DreamForce discounts and our CloudFocus App Picks of the Week.

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From Pull to Push, Cloud 2 Changes Everything

From Pull to Push, Cloud 2 Changes Everything

by Justin Edelstein last modified May 04, 2012 10:18 AM

Cloud 2 changes everything about the way people interact with the web and companies on the web. It even changes the way we work - we go from pulling information to having information pushed in context in real-time.

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Waving Goodbye - Episode #4 of CloudFocus Weekly

Waving Goodbye - Episode #4 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:54 AM

Discussion of Cloud 2, unicorns and Private Clouds and Google's decision to end development of Google Wave. CloudFocus app picks of the week.

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Cloudy Questions, Easy Answers - Episode #5 of CloudFocus Weekly

Cloudy Questions, Easy Answers - Episode #5 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:54 AM

A blog post on comparing Google Wave, Salesforce.com Chatter and 3D TVs, 5 popular questions on cloud computing and how non-profits are utilizing the cloud. Two great CloudFocus App Picks of the Week to end the show.

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Google Shows No Vision by Killing The Wave

Google Shows No Vision by Killing The Wave

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 11, 2010 04:45 PM

With the recent announcement that Google is stopping development and eventually shutting down Google Wave, Google might be doing more harm than good.

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Secure Communication and Collaboration in the Cloud without Email

by Justin Edelstein last modified Aug 18, 2010 06:24 PM

Yammer vs. Chatter - 2 different approaches to social networking and collaboration in the in the cloud - advantages and disadvantages of each service.

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Take a Victory Lap - Episode #6 of CloudFocus Weekly

Take a Victory Lap - Episode #6 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:55 AM

Secure Communications in the Enterprise, CIO Article on the lack of quality CRM experts, Are we coders and the CloudFocus App Picks of the Week.

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Google Strives to Include Everything Productivity in Gmail

Google Strives to Include Everything Productivity in Gmail

by Justin Edelstein last modified Aug 30, 2010 11:44 AM

With an exciting new feature launching this week Google was very busy moving more and more productivity apps into their Gmail platform.

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Project Snowball - Episode #7 of CloudFocus Weekly

Project Snowball - Episode #7 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:56 AM

A week off and we are back with a blog post on Google Voice and Gmail, Twitter goes O, free trials of Salesforce.com AppExchange and Apple pings the social network.

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Connecting Clouds to Open Source: Plone & Salesforce.com Integration

Connecting Clouds to Open Source: Plone & Salesforce.com Integration

by Jason Atwood last modified Sep 08, 2010 04:00 PM

With the brand new release of Plone 4, I thought it would be a good time talk about the open source project and how it connects to the cloud.

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Wave Saved? - Episode #8 of CloudFocus Weekly

Wave Saved? - Episode #8 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:57 AM

Wave in a Box, Google Instant, Plone 4 & Salesforce.com Integration, Seesmic Chatter as well as our app picks of the week.

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13 Features I'm Excited About in the Salesforce.com Winter '11 Release

13 Features I'm Excited About in the Salesforce.com Winter '11 Release

by Justin Edelstein last modified Aug 24, 2011 09:26 AM

These are my 13 favorite features that are coming out in the Winter '11 Saleforce.com release. Obviously there are tons of features but these are my favorites.

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Out of My Data - Episode #9 of CloudFocus Weekly

Out of My Data - Episode #9 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:58 AM

Twitter gets a new look and feel, Google gets healthy, pings Me and fires an employee for peeking. We end with our healthy app picks of the week.

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Streamline your proposal process with Salesforce.com and Conga Composer

Streamline your proposal process with Salesforce.com and Conga Composer

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Dec 16, 2010 01:06 PM

This is how we at Arkus streamlined our proposal process using Salesforce.com and Conga Composer.

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Here Comes Winter - Episode #10 of CloudFocus Weekly

Here Comes Winter - Episode #10 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:59 AM

It is all about the Salesforce.com Winter 11 release, features, likes, loves and disappointments. We picks a few CloudFocus Apps at the end for good measure.

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Chatter Changes Conference Collaboration

Chatter Changes Conference Collaboration

by Jason Atwood last modified Sep 30, 2010 08:33 AM

As a past customer and now partner of Salesforce.com, Dreamforce has become an annual "must go" event and mecca for all things cloud computing. Each year the conference grows in size, complexity and sheer magnitude. This year Salesforce.com is bringing a whole new dynamic to the conference by creating a conference portal with Chatter.

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Forced to Dream - Episode #11 of CloudFocus Weekly

Forced to Dream - Episode #11 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 11:00 AM

New blog post on chatting before Dreamforce, a release of press information, Salesforce buys Activa, small business cloud computing and Appirio's new SalesWorks. We wrap it up with App picks of the week.

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Chatter 2 Ready for Primetime

Chatter 2 Ready for Primetime

by Justin Edelstein last modified Oct 05, 2010 02:20 PM

Cloud Computing delivers features, functionality, and innovation at a pace that on-premise software cannot match. We take a look at how Salesforce.com's Chatter has evolved into Chatter 2 in only 6 months since its initial beta release.

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Educational Weather Forecast - Episode #12 of CloudFocus Weekly

Educational Weather Forecast - Episode #12 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Dec 09, 2014 01:46 PM

Chatter 2 is launched and blogged about, New York Goes Google, Cloud Computing impact on Education and our CloudFocus App Picks of the Week.

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I Want My Cloud TV!

I Want My Cloud TV!

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Oct 13, 2010 04:04 PM

How the cloud is transforming the entertainment experience.

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Cloud TV - Episode #13 of CloudFocus Weekly

Cloud TV - Episode #13 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:41 AM

Cloud entertainment is here to stay. We discuss the players and the future and include our CloudFocus App Picks of the Week.

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5 Ways Social Networks Can Save Email

5 Ways Social Networks Can Save Email

by Jason Atwood last modified Oct 20, 2010 03:28 PM

A look at how some of the social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter are leaving email in the dust and what can be done to save it.

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Consumer Cloudiness - Episode #14 of CloudFocus Weekly

Consumer Cloudiness - Episode #14 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:42 AM

Ways to save email with lessons from the social networks, the consumer web and cloud computing creep into the enterprise, the agenda builder is live in the Dreamforce portal and we end with our app picks of the week.

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College Students Take to the Clouds

College Students Take to the Clouds

by Justin Edelstein last modified Oct 27, 2010 11:09 AM

Higher Education institutions around the country have a lot to gain by adopting cloud computing technologies - their students may have even more.

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Top Dawg - Episode #15 of CloudFocus Weekly

Top Dawg - Episode #15 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:43 AM

College students using Salesforce.com, Ray Ozzie moves on, free Wordpress templates and news from Rackspace. Our app picks of the week.

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Top 10 reasons to go to Dreamforce '10

Top 10 reasons to go to Dreamforce '10

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Nov 03, 2010 04:23 PM

The top 10 reasons why you should register for Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2010. "The cloud computing event of the year!"

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Buzz Lightcloud - Episode #16 of CloudFocus Weekly

Buzz Lightcloud - Episode #16 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:43 AM

Top 10 reasons to go to Dreamforce, beyond the clouds in space computing, Dell buys Boomi and our app picks of the week.

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Good & Bad Use Cases for Force.com Sites

Good & Bad Use Cases for Force.com Sites

by Jason Atwood last modified Nov 11, 2010 09:28 AM

Taking a look at different uses for Force.com Sites and some of the decisions as to whether to use the feature or not.

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Just Ping Me - Episode #17 of CloudFocus Weekly

Just Ping Me - Episode #17 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:44 AM

Good & Bad Use Cases for Force.com Sites, Twitter to Integrate with Apple's Ping, Salesforce.com Said to NOT be moving beyond CRM, Google Voice for Google Apps Users and our App Picks of the Week.

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Social Rocker - Episode #18 of CloudFocus Weekly

Social Rocker - Episode #18 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:45 AM

EU funds some cloud watching, Google TV disrupts, Microsoft white paper on economics of the cloud, Private Cloud politics and the App Picks of the Week.

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3 Things I Love About the 2010 Dreamforce Application

3 Things I Love About the 2010 Dreamforce Application

by Justin Edelstein last modified Nov 17, 2010 10:39 AM

For 2010 Salesforce.com put together an outstanding conference application called the Dreamforce App in order to manage their annual Developer and User Conference both pre-conference and during the conference. These are the top 3 things I love about it.

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Happy Cloud Giving - Episode #19 of CloudFocus Weekly

Happy Cloud Giving - Episode #19 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:37 AM

Google Docs on iPad, Adobe & Salesforce.com Merger, Foursquare exploding, Fed's go "To the Clouds" and the App Picks of the Week.

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Spreadsheet Wars!  Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 versus Goggle Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet Wars! Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 versus Goggle Spreadsheets

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Nov 26, 2010 06:21 PM

A comparison of the newest version of Excel for Mac and Google spreadsheets with a few tips for users of the Salesforce.com APEX dataloader.

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Dreamforce '10 T-Shirt Giveaway

Dreamforce '10 T-Shirt Giveaway

by Jason Atwood last modified Nov 29, 2010 04:58 PM

We are having a little giveaway of some t-shirts we had made up for Dreamforce 10, read on for what you have to do to get your own.

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The Pre-Dream - Episode #20 of CloudFocus Weekly

The Pre-Dream - Episode #20 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:36 AM

All Dreamforce '10 episodes including rumors, tweeting, chatter apps and our tips for the conference.

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Dreamforce Predictions - Episode #21 of CloudFocus Weekly

Dreamforce Predictions - Episode #21 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:35 AM

Chatter Bingo, Chatter for iPad and predictions for all things Dreamforce '10.

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Why So Many Clouds? A Dreamforce '10 Reaction

Why So Many Clouds? A Dreamforce '10 Reaction

by Justin Edelstein last modified Dec 14, 2010 05:14 PM

After spending a week in San Francisco for the Salesforce.com User and Developer Conference Dreamforce I have some questions around the strategy of the Salesforce.com platform - mainly, why so many clouds?

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Dreamforce Day One - Episode #22 of CloudFocus Weekly

Dreamforce Day One - Episode #22 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:30 AM

A wrap up for the first day of Dreamforce '10. Keynote, free Chatter and Database.com

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Sleep On It - Episode #23 of CloudFocus Weekly

Sleep On It - Episode #23 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:29 AM

A blog post on Too Many Clouds, Dreamforce '10 wrap up, Apache Wave, Times 2010 Person of the Year and our App Picks of the Week.

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Cloud Companies Making Giving Back as Easy as Their Technology

Cloud Companies Making Giving Back as Easy as Their Technology

by Larry Salvatoriello last modified Dec 23, 2010 05:32 PM

Read how Google and Salesforce.com made giving back easy during this holiday season and why companies should follow suit.

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Holiday Spirits - Episode #24 of CloudFocus Weekly

Holiday Spirits - Episode #24 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:29 AM

Giving with cloud technology, new Salesforce.com help and purchase of Etact. Apple & Google TV and the App Marketplace, picks of the week.

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5+ Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011

5+ Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011

by Jason Atwood last modified Dec 30, 2010 01:39 PM

It is that time of year again, so I wanted to throw in my party hat for a few things I think will happen in the Cloud Computing space for 2011. Crazy or not, here I come.

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2011 Cloud Predictions - Episode #25 of CloudFocus Weekly

2011 Cloud Predictions - Episode #25 of CloudFocus Weekly

by Jason Atwood last modified Aug 28, 2011 10:24 AM

A bunch of 2011 predictions blog posts, the new Salesforce.com Community, Google Apps marketplace billing API, BPOS goes bump in the night and our picks of the week.

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