Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 12:52 AM (in response to RazorNuku)
Although iCloud is not marketed as a business class service I've not seen any restrictions on using your iCloud email address for business purposes.
However, as the iCloud name is a trademark of Apple you could not use that name for your business purposes, or suggest that the iCloud domain is somehow part of your business.
Why would you want to use the @icloud.com domain for your business though? It would be much better to register your own business name as a domain and use that for email. And as iCloud is a free consumer level service with very limited support and no service level guarantees, it's not really suitable for serious business use.
Being seen to use a free email service may not be the image you want to portray for your professional business.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
Thanks Julian for your input.
The organization is basically a daycare/kindergarten with a staff of about 5. We don't really have a need for a business online image persay, well not like a fortune 500 company or others would need..
I basically had entertained the idea for shareable calendars on icloud would be a huge asset and since we are migrating to more apple products such as ipads and Macs in the classroom, it would be nice to streamline things with icloud..
So it's not so important to 'show' our email address as it is than to just be able to utilize them. However our day to day clients would use the new icloud email addresses, hence why I was asking if it was legal.
But regardless, your points are right and I can see alot of folks argue against such free email vs an isp hosted email accounts..
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 2:07 AM (in response to RazorNuku)
There certainly shouldn't be any issues using your iCloud.com email address and the iCloud services in the way you describe.
iCloud has had a few reliability issues from time to time but as long as you're not relying on it for 'mission critical' tasks it should be fine.
Sharing calendars between devices/computers and within your business will work fine. If you wanted to share a calendar with the children's parents they would either need an iCloud account (for private calendars) or a CalDAV compliant calendar application to subscribe to published public iCloud calendars.