Google Beware: Web delivery of applications can be fraught with peril


But what about security? Is it safe to host all of your customer contact information with a third party? Your email? Your documents? And, as Google gets ready to launch Google Spreadsheet, your financials?

I say it can be safer to use a third party than your own computers to host your applications. Certainly from a reliability standpoint it can be. System crashed? Hard drive trashed? Laptop stolen? No worries. Just log on to your account from a different computer. But what happens when the provider of that application is hacked? Data loss, or denial of service could wreak havoc with a web based service. Google Beware: Web delivery of applications can be fraught with peril | Threat Chaos | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 6th June 2006 7:47AM