In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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After evaluating Google's Gmail, the University of California Davis opted to end the pilot program because faculty members doubted Google's ability to keep their correspondence private. In a letter, dated April 30, the UC Davis group cited Google's inclusion of Buzz, a social networking tool, as part of the reason for their decision. Buzz, however, was not part of the evaluation package at UC Davis, said Jeff Keltner, a business development manager in the Google Apps for Education group. The university continued its quest for "a more flexible and effective central email system."
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.