...but the nature of such tools suggests that we're probably missing out on some hidden gems. So, forum users, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with useful online sites, apps and tools we've missed. (What do you mean, getting forum members to do our jobs?)
I wish I could share your optimism, but I'm afraid I can't. When the internet is perceived as being a safe place to work, maybe, but we're a long way from that at the moment. I simply couldn't recommend the use of hosted applications to any of my clients as things stand - the security implications are horrendous.
I can't see on-line applications being the future for a considerable time to come. The topology of the Internet would have to be totally redesigned as an ultra secure environment before that could happen.
Certainly I also want full control of my computers and no way, would I trust that outside of my own network.
If major financial institutions with all their expertise can screw up, what chance do you stand elsewhere?
WhiteTruckMan Re: 9:44 post, I think you're talking about "thin clients", a type of topology that is still used today, but is less popular than in the past. However, if that comes back in force, we will have almost turned a full circle!