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Securing the Borderless Network: Security for the Web 2.0 World by Tom Gillis

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Chapter 2. Collaboration and Web 2.0 Technologies

This chapter includes the following topics:

Viral Uncertainty Principal

Only Connect Digitally

Easy Online Collaboration

Enterprise-Level Online Collaboration Tools

Storage and Applications in the Cloud

Not too long ago, Webvan was touted as the “third pipe into the home.” Ouch—bad call. It’s hard not to let the spectacular failure of the first generation of web-based applications create an overall cynicism about new technology. In the San Francisco Bay area, one can still spot a tan delivery truck driving around with the Webvan logo scratched out, like one of the ghosts of Web 1.0.

The hype cycle is an unfortunate but integral part of unconstrained capitalism. In retrospect, selling ...

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