Monday, May 12, 2008

Google one up on Microsoft with hosted security offering

Software as a service and cloud computing might not ring a bell for many today, but that's what is going to rule the roost in future for corporate giants. And with Google unveiling a re-branded Web Security for Enterprise, it has raced ahead of Microsoft in taking a major step towards the future.
Traditional desktop applications, e-mail, word processing, and calendars, which are considered to be Microsoft's domain, have now been put into the cloud, and with this step Google has relieved corporations of the administrative burden of having to buy hardware, install software, and hire people to maintain.

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