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BriefingsDirect analysts discuss ramifications of Google-China dust-up over corporate cyber attacks
The ongoing tiff between Google and the Internet control authorities in China’s Communist Party-dominated government have uncorked a Pandora’s Box of security, free speech and corporate espionage issues. But there are also larger issues around security and Internet governance in general.
Is Google the best candidate to create a good, customer-focused cloud banking service portfolio?
I have had it with credit cards, banks, mutual fund companies, PayPal, debit cards, MasterCard and Visa. As far as I'm concerned they are all fired. They do a lousy job, have suspect security, charge too much, stiff you with hidden fees and raise their rates whenever they want.
Business context search, a researcher's dream come true
So now I've not done my job as an analyst without a quick ZoomInfo search to "find competitors" whenever I write on companies. It gives me a safety net that I have not missed anything, like a new company emerging in a space. It allows me to quickly develop a market snapshot, with the links to the firms and their leadership. Very powerful.
Wind River's John Bruggeman on Google Android and the advent of mobile internet devices
Clearly, the great promise of the Google phone platform is aimed more at an ISP mentality, where they make money on how we provision or enable new services or applications. ... the traditional carrier is a more connection-based business model. You pay for connection. This model will clearly evolve to be some sort of internet model, which today is typically an ad revenue-share model. That’s how I see OHA will play out over time. We’re going to have to adopt or embrace an ad revenue-share model.
Search marketing may be the most promising new media channel yet
As a result of my success with search-based content relevancy, I was recently asked to contribute to new bog on new marketing strategies, called the Inspire Blog on smartmarketers.com. My debut entry is the first installment of a podcast discussion I recently had with IT media guru Sam Whitmore, founder and editor of Sam Whitmore's Media Survey. The entry makes the case for the power of content in search relevancy. The next installments will deal with how to actually create the content that ranks best.
Google Apps charges ahead with improved data security and long-awaited Java support
Cast Iron Systems and Google have teamed up to overcome one of the biggest hurdles to cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) in the enterprise -- concerns over data security.Cast Iron for Google Apps, which was announced today, includes the Google Secure Data Connection, enabling the encrypted exchange of data between a company's enterprise applications and Google's cloud offerings.
Google to add PowerPoint-like presentation service to stable of productivity services
The beta service amounts to a differnet way of managing information, said Schmidt, an example of yet another Web 2.0 framework service. The story of Web 2.0, he said, is really a transition from an older computing archiecture to the newer fundamental shift known as Web 2.0.