Desktop searching tools may reveal more than you bargained for

Google’s latest desktop search engine enables users to search across multiple computers; Google accomplishes this by storing the index remotely on their servers.  But without proper controls it’s pretty easy to imagine how your credit card numbers, staffing salary report, or worse just became available to your pal in the next cube, your department or maybe the entire company.

So here’s the question, before you downloaded the latest desktop search, installed and shared out the results, did you think about this?  Well, did ya?

In this day of rapid, almost frenzy like development; where everybody needs everything yesterday.  Are you taking time, despite the pressure to watch out for the best interest of your company and its computing environment?  Are you taking the time to test and consider the impact of your choices?  If so, good for you and your company!

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