Twitter Hack proves cloud email & apps not ready for big business

The timing couldn’t be better.  With Google trying to migrate Notes shops away with their automated tool, an employee of Twitter gets her Google Applications account hacked which results in lots of embarrassing documents getting published.

If you are serious about your data and email don’t use a cloud based system which allows anyone in the world to get your password via an online password recovery system.  Use a client server application like Lotus Notes ;-)

At the very least password / authentication issues should be managed by an in-house administrator.

Here’s an ideal opportunity for IBM to go after Google Apps and really push the security angle – I am sure they can come up with some great tongue in cheek adverts to do with Twitter, Google and lack of security.