Web applications are gaining some traction, and the online collaboration options are as compelling as the functionality in the applications themselves. All of the major players include the ability to share files with other people, with varying levels of permissions granularity. One option, ThinkFree, gives you a gigabyte of storage space, runs in a JVM, and provides a surprising variety of options for a browser-based application.
Web applications are poised to become a major player in the overall software market, and companies like Nexaweb aim to make it easy to move traditional apps to the Web. Still, moving applications, particularly internal business processes, to the Web is risky business. A recent security report pointed out that over 70% of security vulnerabilities are attributable to Web applications.
Study: The Year's Top-10 Web Application Vulnerabilities (Campus Technology)
I have already started the conversation about using GMail and Google Apps as the primary em-ail and productivity solutions for my workplace. It hasn't gained much traction yet because there are certainly risks to be mitigated, but if we can figure out things like backup and recovery options, permissions granularity, and true desktop integration, I could see using such a service in the place of MS Exchange and Office. Are there any Web applications that you consider ready for SMBs or larger organizations?