Surprise! There may be a business in Google Apps after all!

Cloud Sherpas has seen revenue from both its Google Apps and Salesforce.com businesses double in the past year. That seams to indicate that third-party VARs and integrators can make a living off low-cost SaaS applications — and that Google gets that it needs an ecosystem.

BetterCloud raises $2M to make Google Apps better

New York City-based startup BetterCloud has raised $2 million for its quest to bring better business-oriented management, reporting and other capabilities to Google Apps. The funding comes from BetterCloud CEO David Politis and unnamed angel investors.

SherpaTools Brings Advanced Permissions Delegation to Google Apps

Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference this week, Google Apps reseller Cloud Sherpas is announcing some updates to SherpaTools, a companion product for Google Apps. The most significant change is an update to its Delegation features, providing greater control over permissions.