... as is Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Talk. Turns out businesses looking at Google Apps (which combines these and other products) balked when confronted with the Beta tag (which had been on Gmail for a silly 5 years). In typical Google fashion, they don't actually mention this salient fact, but instead make a joke out of it. I'll skip that and get to the meat of the matter...
Today, beta is a thing of the past. Not just for Gmail, but for all of Google Apps — Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Talk.
And that's it. The rest of this post is utter inanity. Seriously, Google. We get it. You're frivolous. But come on.
Which is dumb, because Gmail is awesome. Start treating it as an adult would, and maybe businesses will be more interested. Just a thought.