Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

Today Spanish banking firm BBVA is taking its 110,000 staff off to use Google's range of cloud software.

This is the biggest deal Google have ever signed for the use of its Cloud software. This is even bigger news coming from a bank as banks usually require such tight security, you would have thought this would have been one of the last sectors to embrace cloud.



The bank will be using Google applications like email, calendar, docs, chat, video conferencing and other collaboration tools.

This is a huge step towards a cloud based world.


Cloud Advantages

Why bother having a dekstop and clog up memory... even at home now, I have set up my own cloud server where all my files get put onto, so I use very little memory on the Mac and PC itself.

Access files anywhere... forget the old memory stick? left the files at home? not an issue on cloud.

With this massive step by a big banking firm, how long until more blue chip organisations realise the potential of cloud and move into the sky?



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Sam Borrett

samborrett-372470

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

Demos, did you say you can upload to Cloud from PC? I use drop box for the moment. Cheers Sam

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Clive Eplett

cliveeplett-656327

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

I hope they have damn good failover internet connections for when some muppet puts a JCB thru the cables.

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Mike Morrison

rapidbi

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

There is still no apps that say you can work mobile & offline - nor has google got an "upgrade to..." function... they seem to be making the same mistake that microsoft did - not to let the "little boys" know what is available for adoption. by having the "paid for" and free products alled the same thing - most people will think of them as the same... jut biz & home use - not different levels of functionality

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Demos Flouri

demosflouri

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

Hey Lawrence, can you email me? demosflouri@findmemarketing.com Demos

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Demos Flouri

demosflouri

Shelley

This is probably what Google will try and achieve with Chrome OS. It will have Google docs software and allow you to work offline? But I believe its all cloud based, so not completely sure how it will work yet but I do believe there is a big future for Chrome OS and Google docs. D

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Mike Morrison

rapidbi

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

BUT>>> google docs are NOT available to edit or create offline - you need to be connected sure in November they announced an app to READ docs off line - but what happens when you are on a train, or want to work & there is no wifi maybe this move is 12-24 months too early...

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Mick Say

micksay

Typical !!!

Hi Demos Most of my stuff is already in the cloud - but I am eagerly waiting for the confidence to "do-away" with my PC and "go-cloud" ... As coincidence had it - when I clicked the link from my email to read your post my broadband went down again.... Bugger ! So if I went cloud today I would still need a local back-up - Just in case: That being the case I am not yet ready to go cloud. This is obviously an issue I have with connection to the internet and not an issue with the cloud computing or security. Cheers Demos Speak soon - Mick

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Nic Oliver

nicoliver

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

It's great for organisations in countries with a stable, fast internet infrastructure. In other countries, it's not so useful - you could be in the middle of such a country in a location where there's no Wifi and no 3G. Then you're stuffed. It's also a pain when travelling, especially by air There are also security issues. On the one hand, organisations will want to encrypt important information. On the other hand, US companies will have a problem as their government agencies have traditionally been strongly opposed to anyone other than the government using encryption! I am serous considering setting up my own Cloud storage using a VPN. Why? Because I've got some stuff on iCloud, some on Google Docs, some on Dropbox. It would be nice to have it all at one location. Warm regards Nic Oliver

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Julia McDaid

juliamcdaid-47153

Good bye desktop.. HELLO Cloud!

I wonder if they will connect with customers through it too.... or still send snail letters etc My bank won't even use email (with customers) I am also moving all my stuff into the cloud, though Google doesn't appeal to me as an option, never trusted them........

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