Will these guys stop at nothing? Google's acquisition of Postini for $625 million sets it up to provide outsourced email and archiving services for large corporations. Things that make you go hmm….
If you read this story, you'll see that Google was pretty open about the fact that this acquisiton is a major step in moving gmail to the desktops of enterprises. Enterprises need archiving for their email, and this gives them that.
So how about it? Would your company consider moving their email to gmail? It's got about as nice of an interface as a web app could have, I guess. You don't have to worry about managing Exchange, backing it up, archiving it, etc. You just have to read and respond to email.
I travel a lot and do a lot of responding when I'm not connected, so I'd have a hard time going completely to gmail. I wonder what their answer is to that need? (I'm sure they'll think of something.)
Those guys at Google have sure done a lot to change the world. I wonder what the folks in Redmond are thinking today. 😉