Believe it or not, I've been in the IT business over 20 years, with much of that time spent implementing and support Novell products.
Originally Posted by Workerb33
I think that for most users, syncing with Google is fine. For sensitive information though, it's not something I would recommend (each person has to come up with their own decision about what is "sensitive").
Ironicially, that was one of my early complaints about the Treo - it was very insecure. Very insecure. I used to amaze some of the folks I work with at how much information I could pull from the device in seconds.
I really do believe that the cloud, even with all its security issues today, is going to increase security in the long run. In "the old days" you could pretend your PDA (or computer) was "secure" since it was in your office, house, whatever (it really wasn't, trust me). As data goes to the cloud, some users will insist that it be done in an acceptably secure manner.
I believe that's one of the reasons Novell was so slow to adopt EAS (they have now) for their GroupWise system.
Anyway, off-topic for this guy. For him, I don't know what the best answer is, other than "be more willing to open your wallet"