News that Google data was lost in the recent burglary of an external human resources provider’s offices. Personal details where apparently on the computers that were stolen. Also involved was CNET networks. Aside from the predictable calls about required due diligence when utilising outsourced services, what struck me as interesting was the fact that Google outsources this sort of function.

I would have thought that an organisation the size of Google would, at least in their larger locations, internalise the HR function – apparently not – maybe Google are following that old business adage and sticking to their knitting?

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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