Google poised for Postini
Right, i’ve now decided not to put any items on ebay anymore and just ring up Google instead.
They are obviously looking to buy something useful.
Eric Shmidt (good friend of mine) said they had a strategy for “search, ads and apps”. Postini is a private company whose products give more control in terms of spam and viruses allowing monitoring and email preservation – meaning companies can remain compliant with regulations.
The Google apps suite is looking more like a front runner every day; companies faced with a average bill of $225 a person for MS Office could well welcome an online alternative.
Personally, I well remember aspects of earlier Exchange versions and how difficult they were to maintain – often having to do offline backups and any database work out of hours to maintain business continuity- Ok, so the Google purchase remains just that, but will it be too difficult to sway major corporations into an online secure mail option?