Its crazy just how much negative press there is out there in the day that Google App’s for your Domain came out (btw…the Scoble link above really isnt negative, and I really haven’t even listened to the podtech show either). But, who is this Om guy, and why is he so special to say ‘he doesnt want google apps for the domain due to privacy’?
I personally think this is awesome. As mentioned here before, both crazy-train.net and bsatroop759.org are registered in this program (we were registered before Google released this newest part though). And as I mentioned before, if anyone is interested in signing up for a ‘crazy-train.net’ Google App’s ID, let me know, and I will set you up.
Privacy, Shmimacy. The guy complains with a link to the privacy disclosure. Did this not pop into his head earlier that Google was hosting this stuff? And moreso, haven’t sysadmins and domain admins always had access to this stuff? Wow, someone OTHER than you can read YOUR email, isnt that SCARY!
Privacy is actually a large interest of mine, espc. in the IT field. So stuff like this concerns me, but only to an extent. The other side of me sees the pros of the service, and the understanding that this is a tradeoff. Of course, if I was a large IT company, I wouldnt need this. But for smaller compaines, which this software targeted to, is PERFECT.
Listening To: ‘Superterrorizer’ by Black Label Society