Google and Offsite Storage of Corporate Data

Filed under: Internet,Technology; Author: Les Bain; Posted: February 22, 2007 at 1:34 pm;

Mary Jo Foley discusses the new Google Office for Business proposal and thinks offsite storage of corporate data might be a deal breaker. She sites the Microsoft Hailstorm project as a precedent.

In the corporate world, it is more instructive to look at outsourcing. EDS and IBM do in excess of 20 billion dollars worth of outsourcing where they store corporate data at offsite data centers. Google should look to that model.

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