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Cloud computing is a heavily overloaded term, but its generally agreed that it is the provision of computing resources including computation, storage and services via the internet. Cloud computing offerings are usually metered in a manner similar to traditional utilities such as electricity.

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Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, Service-oriented architecture and utility computing. Details are abstracted from consumers, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Cloud computing describes a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves over-the-Internet provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources. More...

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February Hawaii User Group- Salesforce (HUGS)

Aloha...yes we realize that this meeting is following a three day weekend for come lucky folks...Consider joining us either in person or virtually:…Continue

Started by Bonnie B. Hilory Feb 16, 2013.

March Hawaii User Group for Salesforce

Aloha...Bring you ideas for discussion...Lots of ways to rsvpMeet up:…Continue

Started by Bonnie B. Hilory Mar 18, 2012.

Hawaii User Group (HUG)- Salesforce 2 Replies

Here is the link to sign up for the salesforce user group.…Continue

Started by Bonnie B. Hilory. Last reply by Bonnie B. Hilory Aug 13, 2011.

My Cloud choice is ZOHO.COM 2 Replies

 Been using this easy on online office suit the usual business applications online for about 3 years and still havent tred all the features. But I have been using the spread sheet and word processing…Continue

Tags: apps, cloud, applications, online

Started by John Sydney Yamane. Last reply by Daniel Nishimura Jun 25, 2011.

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Comment by Bonnie B. Hilory on July 18, 2011 at 9:31pm

Ian et all.,


My apologies...Hawaii User Group for Salesforce moved from the last Tuesday to the 3rd Tuesday. We still meet at 7:30 Social and 8-9am for the meeting. 

We moved this for a few reasons... (I had a conflict for July, and we want to accomodate those attending Dreamforce in August, and also going forward we wanted to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Also, we have web-ex for those interested in attending from via the internet. 

Tomorrow's meeting we will be focused on dashboards, adoption ideas, and user  Q & A. In August we have confirmed a guest presenter from Round Corner which should be very interesting. We have about 45 folks involved so far. 3 are from Maui and the rest are Oahu. HUGS (Hawaii User Group for Salesforce) is coming along.  Junes meeting we had 15 attend in person and 3 online. We are pleased with the turn out and involvement. 

One hands on project our members asked for is to "learn by doing" so Roz who is a volunteer with us helped to set up "Chatter" so folks can experience this as a possible tool for their organization/company.


Lastly, for those who attend, if they do not have a "salesforce for dummies" book, Salesforce left us a few and we are offering these while they last.  If I can help please let us know about the workshops in February. Also TOM Addis VP from Salesforce can probably tell you if/when they are planning to come back to Oahu. 

Comment by Emre Tuncbilek on July 18, 2011 at 2:52pm

If you are a user of or Force.Com, or you would like learn more and meet the users please see the event tomorrow morning (Please rsvp).

Hawaii User Group Meeting for Users

Comment by Ian Gilyeat on May 9, 2011 at 12:05pm

Hi Bonnie - appreciate the update.  Great detail... unfortunately I won't be at the May 24th event... I'm trying to get a better handle on the local Salesforce community as we are planning a series of meetings and workshops in February next year.  I know it's a ways off, but we want to be sure and do it right.  Our focus is on increasing customer value through design and adoption of automated marketing processes and messaging oriented architectures.  As a result CRM systems like Salesforce are squarely in the middle of what we do.  Knowing that user group meetings are the last Tuesday of each month will be helpful in our planning.


Mahalo Ian

Comment by Bonnie B. Hilory on May 6, 2011 at 9:53pm

Aloha Ian,

We have held two user group meetings (March and April). We have two more coming up, the last Tuesday of the we have a networking event on May 24th prior to the Cloudforce event on May 24th at Aston Waikiki.

Our regular user group sign up is here:


You are welcome to sign up for May. Salesforce is providing a rep on May 31st. I can ask about integration of other cloud services. The March groups were mostly folks from HPU who help us launch and one gentleman who brought great questions. He was in need of coaching on how to get large data to import files to work well. Rob Lamb from SF foundation was our presenter at the last two meetings and has done a great job. The April meeting was one prof from HPU and 4 small business and corporate users. They had some similar frustrations with adoption/usage with their staff and or how to develop a plan and really get started. I shared our PPT we developed for our users, which two folks have thanked us for...One user was not using the CRM but rather a app developer for Salesforce and in a different league. However Rob did a great job answering questions, showing people resources within Salesforce. We had a great chatter clinic and helpful discussion around implementing policy regarding chatter internally. One of our account reps had sent me a few books so we used a couple and gave away a couple of door prizes. 

Cara a VP from Aston volunteered to host our next networking event which will be held right before Cloudforce. Users in Hawaii haven't met each other and so connecting with each other is a new concept.  We are hoping to have Hawaiian Air, Expedia, and Aston as well as others at the networking event. It is free...

All are welcome. Will you be flying out?




Comment by Ian Gilyeat on May 6, 2011 at 7:50am
Bonnie or Mika - can you update us on the Salesforce user group meeting held on April 26th.  Would be interested to hear how many showed up, how many you've identified and what types of discussion occurred.  Also, would like to hear if the integration of other cloud services into Salesforce came up.  We're currently doing some things with InformaticaCloud, ExactTarget and Salesforce.  Thanks

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