charlton heston put his vest on
You can have my local hard drive based OS when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
Google’s Eric Schmidt and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff took to the stage at the Four Seasons in San Francisco yesterday to dismiss Microsoft old software biz models at the official launch of Salesforce for Google Apps. As we reported yesterday, Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform has been integrated with …
I do agree with the " private data , private hardware " principle.
In fact one does not null out the other at all but is the basis for
something totally exciting.
If all the known apps are on a server somewhere , no matter where ,and
that this is a known " clean source " of applications , i wouldn't mind at
all being anywhere on the planet, take on any computer , put in my USB key , or whatever device i keep my private data on , and use the apps that the server is loading on the PC.
I could have any program that i paid licenses for , served to me
on any computer i wish to use and sit at . ! .. im in Rio and need to
change a drawing ? fire up autocad the web edition and do it right
there at any workstation .. The concept is fantastic.
It's application in reality is another.
We need to look forward to the future , and dream ,
dreamers that shape tomorrow's reality.
We need to reinvent and shape the future to make
it a better place for all.In this matter , Google has made
Right now , it's pretty dang pathetic :D
I'll be off
Can't help but think that this all sounds a bit like the old msft v open source battle that Msft have long since won...
Would I trust Google over Msft? would I trust the 'cloud' over my own secured infrastructure that essentially holds the intellectual value of my business? would I trust the program managers and IT peeps in the 'cloud'? Would their aims fit with mine?...We've already see SaaS downtimes (and from some of the biggest vendors)...we've already seen the 'cloud' in the UK moan and groan to breaking point....and of course I know that when they screw up and my data ends up being found on a hard drive somewhere then I shouldn't be at all bothered..
But hey, Salesforce and google say that we should party now anyway...and just trust them?
...No thanks, and for those of you that like the cutting edge - good luck, you'll need it!
Microsoft will be right behind them touting their own cloud compute platform.
And Gordon Daives, you could hardly be more wrong. Microsoft has won nothing. They will have to drop price to keep competitive, I already see this playing out everywhere when MS comes knocking looking to "true up" your contracts.