Pushing Virtual Limits


Pi – SmartDesktop
May 6, 2008, 1:12 am
Filed under: PiWorx

So it looks like I may be able to get into this beta program. I got an email this morning from one of the great guys on that team and I am hoping to hear back from them tomorrow with the real low down on how to start enjoying the “bleeding edge” of technology.

Funny thing about Pi is that even though their products seem to be “in the cloud” they are really tools to help you organize and collaborate more effectively. Maybe I have misused my PiWorx beta invite but I have already run three meetings where the primary data share was my PiWorx home page. It is quick, simple, and accessible.

The only thing I haven’t done is utilize the encryption/protection feature. Since I already have a great solution for that (EMC’s IRM product suite) so there isn’t a huge push to rush into that. PiWorx allows for a fast and accurate search across your entire “digital life” and then you can share a slice of it in a hurry.

My hope is that Pi SmartDesktop adds some value into the PiWorx equation. Improving the basic metadata tagging that PiWorx does would be a huge asset. We will see how things go and what the product looks like from the ground level.

Odd fact – Pi which creates a number of products that seem to be collaboration related are actually being merged into the storage side of the EMC business. Just a bit odd when we have a great business unit – Content Management and Archiving – that seems to have a lot of “synergy” with their current product portfolio.

Update – Link to the post with info about how to sign up for the beta

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