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Google Apps Billed As Disaster-Ready Solution

Potentially insensitive (or well-timed) push for further adoption

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We’ll let you decide whether, given the recent loss of life in Haiti and Chile, Google’s timing is a little off here.  But for better or for worse, the search giant picked today to promote Google Apps in a blog post titled "Disaster Recovery by Google."

Google LogoA few points in Google’s defense: it created a Person Finder tool in response to the earthquake in Haiti, which it pulled out again following the earthquake in Chile.  Also, the company used its homepage and official blogs to solicit aid donations and spread awareness both times around.

So on to the new development.  In a lengthy post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog, Rajen Sheth, a senior product manager over Google Apps, asserted that the service can save businesses from losing any information in the event their hardware is damaged or destroyed.  Physical backups will only help businesses restore things up to the latest backup point.

Sheth then noted that storing information with Google Apps can be cheaper than relying on physical solutions and storage area networks, too.

He at last concluded, "No one likes preparing for worst-case scenarios.  When you use Google Apps, you have one less critical thing to worry about."

Google Apps Billed As Disaster-Ready Solution
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  • http://www.standardsgirl.com Kristine S

    Using a disaster to promote the cloud apps solution Google is going to offer on the ChromeOS, whether intentionally or not, is very bad form.

    What all this yay cloud promoing from Google means to you in the long run should be of great concern. Why so much push for cloud apps? Why because if they giants can convince you to go to the cloud, to put ALL of your information on their servers it
    1) gives them data – nowadays data = power
    2) makes you dependent on them
    3) gives them the perfect use case for when they start charging you for all this ‘free’ ware because where are you going to go?

    In the end no matter the benefits of the cloud, going to the cloud for all your personal data is just a bad idea. And if you are shaking your head no now.. let me know if you feel the same when you start paying your monthly apps bill.

    To make it evern worse..the Google you know is gone, now that the founders will be giving up control. Do you really want to give over all that control to the idea that a corporation will behave in YOUR best interests? Google may have in the past, but just think back to how hard they have been promoting certain new ventures and you can see the definitive change in Google’s personality. Be careful of the touted benefits because the downsides will cost you in privacy and pocket,

    Thanks for listening!

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  • http://www.docfiles.org Katelyn Ross (environmentalist)

    Disaster is a perceived tragedy, being either a natural calamity or man-made catastrophe. A situation which poses a level of threat to life, health property or that may deleteriously affect society or an environment. I share you this site that you’ll learn alot
    Disaster Guide and Tips thats at docfiles.org

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