Tuesday 11 September 2007

Zimbra point out the compliance issues with outsourced Office 2.0

More commentary, this time from Zimbra, on the Goolge Apps deal with Capgemini, that incidentally reflects my earlier comments:

"Zimbra says that since all Google docs and files are stored on Google's servers, public companies would face big Sarbanes-Oxley compliance issues if they deployed Google Apps. The solution? You guessed, it: deploy Zimbra instead. Zimbra told R/WW that their messaging and collaboration platform 'provides enterprise customers with freedoms that Google Apps just can't provide, including the ability to archive for compliance purposes.'"

Its a good point, but I think the compliance gap is a lot easier for Google or another Office 2.0 contender to fill than the mashing gap I also mentioned.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:54 am

    Well, if it is apples-to-apples, you'd have to compare Google apps to a Zimbra hosting provider like 01 or Simply. In that case, you have the same problem.

    The difference is that Zimbra can be hosted on-prem by organizations, if you want to run an OS X or linux server.


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