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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a massive wave of productivity waiting to be unleashed by the organization or standard effort the makes calendaring truly a group sport!
I would really appreciate some added help here from Google. Can you package this a little for me, please?
May we hope that Google provides the Internet insight that Time Warner needs, the Silicon Valley tail that wags the New York dog.