<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/02/28/JotSpot-re-emerges-as-Google-Sites_1.html">InfoWorld</a>, <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/02/28/google-bypasses-tech-departmentsagain/">The Wall Street Journal</a>

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

February 28, 2008

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Google is relaunching its SMB-targeted JotSpot hosted wiki service with what The Wall Street Journal says is the latest way the search giant is bypassing the need for an IT department.Google Sites, now a member of the search giant's SMB-favored Apps package, lets customers easily build and publish Web sites without any background in HTML or Web design. Google says this will make it easier for workers to collaborate on projects, and is positioning the tool as a simpler, more scalable and less expensive alternative to Microsoft's SharePoint and IBM's Lotus Notes.

"The idea is that IT doesn't have to do anything except enable users to serve themselves," a Google executive said.

Google Sites is available in four editions; most of the existing JotSpot wikis will be migrated over. Basic sites are free or carry a small monthly per-user fee, depending on whether organizations have purchased fuller-featured versions of Google Apps.InfoWorld, The Wall Street Journal

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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