weeks - 5:48 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
I used to be the guy who loved to work with the beta stuff. No more. Three years ago I started getting burned. Even by Apple, who typically sent out rock solid stuff. Now, there has to be a compelling ($) reason to look at ANY upgrade. And, beta? Forget it. You go first.
I'm setting up a firm now with Google Apps for Business, especially email. 40 seats at $50 a year per seat. Plus what I'm charging them to set it up and be their go-to guy. (million$).
It's a high security situation (medical and finance), but this year Google got that nailed down, finally.
You work with the small firms who are struggling to keep up tech-wise, control costs and, most of all, stay focused on their enterprise instead of admin, and the cloud looks smart. I wonder about some those here (you-know-who-you-are) who are maintaining a bank of servers in room down the hall.