It's probably just me, but I dislike those online collaboration sites. Unless it's installed on my PC, and shared on my VPN, I'm paranoid that one day it will all be lost.
I hear you.
But unless you want to set up and administer your own server and VPN, it's pretty much your only choice.
FWIW, I used to feel that way about web apps. But over time (and now that most of the weaklings have been purged from the herd) I've grown to grudgingly accept that there are times when web apps aren't just a viable solution, they're also the only practical solution
for many small businesses with tight (or nonexistent) IT budgets.
What can I say? Maybe things like Zoho aren't the ideal solution. But They're workable and affordable. And so far (knock wood) the big players all seem to be reliable.
Besides, when is anything
ever ideal when it comes to small business deployments?
Plus they all have that same soft, flabby Appley look don't they?
In general, I don't care too much for that Fisher-Price
Web 2.0 color pallet they all seem to gravitate towards. I prefer a darker solid color scheme myself. But supposedly there's been a lot of research that shows all that kiddie-toy blue
is actually more restful for the eyes, and psychologically calming to the user.