Archive for March, 2007

Google Apps – The Ultimate SaaS?

Monday, March 5th, 2007

On the face of it, Google Apps Premier Edition is the future.

Software as a service (SaaS) has many attractions and the subscription model that Google has announced has made it particularly attractive from a financial perspective.  Why have an expensive corporate network and storage infrastructure when you can use the World Wide Web?

Staff can log onto their personal productivity tools from anywhere in the world…. ah hang on, is that the problem?  Staff can log on from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

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More on Mobile Phone Payments

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

I was interested to read this article today http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=16581 about Citi and Obopay.  I checked out https://www.obopay.com/ and I like what they are doing.

It’s an interesting step forward and has the advantage of using current technology.

However, it doesn’t meet my requirement of being able to throw my wallet in the bin as there is still reliance on a plastic card to bridge the gap between modern technology and last century’s.

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