[e-lang] Programming Language Popularity Numbers
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Tue Mar 13 13:49:03 CDT 2007
Karp, Alan H wrote:
> James Graves wrote:
>> This is assuming that you are willing to trust Google with all your
>> data. I am not, but there are plenty of people who aren't as picky.
>> Faced with the complexity of running and maintaining a desktop OS and
>> applications, I think many people will say "screw it" and just use
>> Google instead. It is easy and it works. Path of least resistance.
> I may not care, but my company certainly does. It took several months
> for me to get approval to use Google Desktop search, and that happened
> only after the gateway was set up to prevent the tool from calling home.
> The opportunity is for Google to sell enterprise editions that work
> entirely behind the firewall. Of course, then we're back to square one
> when collaborating with people in other companies, but such is life in
> the corporate world.
And for companies that are large enough to have a professional,
competent IT staff, running everything in-house is still quite feasible.
What makes Google Office interesting is when you've got a small 5-person
company that does dog-walking, baking cookies (*), and such. These
people don't have / can't afford competent IT support.
For small companies, the IT support level typically ranges from "poor"
down to "grossly incompetent".
Key Lime Crazy is highly recommended, but everything else is good too.
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