Check out this news report where Google admits in court proceedings that your emails are NOT private!! Anyone still considering Google/Gmail for anything other than SPAM?
It is certainly worth your time to read and understand exactly what Google is admitting here. Google states: Indeed, “a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.”
If your organization, business, or educational institution has switched to Google or is considering switching, please contact your Novell account representative. We would love to tell you not only all of the great reasons to continue with GroupWise or return to GroupWise, but all of the great things we have coming in the upcoming release of GroupWise – Windermere! Let alone the exciting capabilities in new products like Filr and iPrint
I continue to hear that not only are businesses considering email as a commodity, but that they are ready and willing to turn over this mission critical application to just anyone in the ‘cloud’. Your privacy, liability, and reputation may also be turned over to that 3rd-party. As you can plainly see – relinquishing your email is just the first step towards complete lack of control.
Don’t believe all of the hype! Gartner has just recently stated and revised their email in the cloud predictions – yet again! Still projected to be only 10% of email accounts in the Cloud in 2014. It seems that more and more organizations are thinking long and hard about not just Google Gmail, but also Office 365….10%??? WOW! I remember it being predicted that it would be 50% by 2015…not going to happen! In fact, Gartner is now saying that Cloud email growth will probably be closer to 4-6% each year.
GroupWise is by far the most inexpensive, reliable, and cost effective ‘collaboration’ system out there. Sure you can get cheaper email, but that is all it is….cheap email. There is seldom mobility, collaboration, and integration without additional costs and with only basic capability.
This article is just one more example where your investment in Novell and Novell GroupWise will continue to be the wise choice!
Novell also posted a response to this Google admission – I have included it here.
The Cloud over the Cloud – Part 2
The latest stumble in the cloud’s shocking fall from grace appears to have come from Google itself. Until now, the cloud’s missteps have been disturbing, but not unforeseeable. We’ve all heard the stories: healthcare organizations facing new fines and sanctions for sharing patient data through cloud-based services [http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/breach-notification-hipaa-privacy-security-46425-1.html], and what has come to be known as the “Snowden Effect” sparking a hot national debate about the appropriate balance between public security and personal privacy when it comes to communications [http://www.theguardian.com/world/edward-snowden]. The reality is that when your data leaves your door, you’ve lost control—and you’ve opened yourself up to a whole host of surveillance and monitoring you may not even be aware of. That’s problematic for individuals concerned about their personal privacy. It’s nothing short of disastrous for organizations with not only a vested interested in data privacy, but a regulatory mandate to protect it.
But those disillusionments with the cloud pale in comparison to what Google, themselves, had to say this week about what they may have a right to know about YOU. In a stunning admission that’s circulating like wildfire, a recent Google legal brief filed in federal court said people can’t reasonably expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account [http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/googlemotion061313.pdf]. The analogy they used was equally shocking. When you send a business letter to a colleague, Google lawyers said, you shouldn’t be surprised of your colleague’s assistant opens it. But since when did the mail carrier have a right to read it en route? It’s no wonder that Consumer Watchdog immediately issued a recommendation that people who care about email privacy shouldn’t use the Internet giant’s service.
What’s the solution, you ask? Well, it just may come down to good, old-fashioned on-premises systems. Because, while the cloud providers may tout their alleged administrative simplicity and cost-effectiveness, sometimes it simply pays to stay in control of your stuff. Novell GroupWise has been offering precisely that benefit for twenty-five years. Yep, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. By default, GroupWise native encryption is employed throughout a GroupWise system. And all connections between the GroupWise client and GroupWise agents use a proprietary, encrypted protocol. Even mailbox data on a user’s workstation (when they’re running in caching or remote mode, for example) is encrypted too. Sounds official and safe, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. Best of all, because it’s YOUR system residing on YOUR servers, there’s no “mail carrier” with prying eyes to worry about in the first place.