Talking “Cloud” with Rajen Sheth — Inventor of Google Apps


The week before last, the Cloud Connect event in Mountain View kicked off with an “Evening in the Cloud.”  Representatives from Google, Amazon Web Services, and Force.com pitched heads of IT on why they should move all their IT to the cloud.  (Not sure who convinced whom, but it was an interesting debate nonetheless 🙂 )

Representing Google was Ragen Sheth, its lead Product Manager and the person credited with inventing Google Apps.  After he finished speaking I was able to grab a few minutes with Ragen to learn more about what Google’s been doing in the Cloud.  Check it out.

Take a listen:

>> My talk with Rajen (9:47): Listen (mp3) Listen (ogg)

Rajen Sheth of Google Apps.

Rajen Sheth of Google Apps.

Some of the Topics we tackle:

  • How Google Apps is Google’s platform for businesses to run applications in the cloud.
  • Google App Suite is all about bringing the cool things Google has created on the consumer side and presenting it to the businesses.
  • Gmail opened up a whole new model for people to build web-based applications by bringing in AJAX.
  • Over the last 3-4 years a lot of really advanced apps have been built in the browser that utilize the unique leverage points of the cloud.
  • CIO’s have switched from “no way,” to talking feature sets when the subject of the cloud is brought up.
  • What will we see in 09 in the cloud?   (The recession should help to drive adoption.)
  • Is Rajen seeing more cloud-interest from big or small companies?
  • When will we hit the Cloud tipping point?

Stay tuned

More Google tomorrow when I post a video I did with with Rajen’s partner in crime, Kevin Gough.

Pau for  now…

2 Responses to Talking “Cloud” with Rajen Sheth — Inventor of Google Apps

  1. […] Talking “Cloud” with Rajen Sheth, the Inventor of Google Apps « Barton’s Blog CIO’s have switched from “no way,” to talking feature sets when the subject of the cloud is brought up. (tags: google saas cloud bartongeorge) […]

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