[Cialug] "Going Google"
Nathan C. Smith
nathan.smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Apr 16 16:39:45 CDT 2010
My argument against is fanatical, er financial.
I like to compare it to Novell and Microsoft in the early 90s. Novell Netware was the leader and Microsoft NT had just come on the scene. There was an expensive per-seat licensing scheme for Novell and Microsoft had a one license, everybody in licensing scheme. This got MS into companies and made them dominant and pretty much killed Novell even though the NT server product at the time was not as stable as Novell. Now you have to buy MS Client Access licenses in addition to server licenses for every client that connects.
So right now SaaS and the cloud is cheap but as soon as everyone is on there will be rising subscription pricing and endless revenue streams for providers.
My advice to anyone getting on, is to make sure they have an exit strategy and understand the requirements to get off/out.
And I didn't even get into my security and privacy concerns, particularly with Google.
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of Jim Asbille
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 4:30 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] "Going Google"
Is going Google such a bad idea? Cloud computing can be very beneficial for companies.
Jim Asbille, MSM
registered Linux user number 388067
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." -- Barack Obama
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Todd Walton <tdwalton at gmail.com<mailto:tdwalton at gmail.com>> wrote:
"Going Google" means switching your business to Google Apps. C'mon
guys! Let's spread the word!
...I found this groan-worthy ad on the back side of this week's Economist.
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