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After writing this entry about Stoneware and Zoho, I received an email from Stoneware rep, Patric Ainsworth. He clarified certain points in the blog entry. To get his permission, I wrote him back:

To ensure accuracy, may I post your correction on my blog as an update?

And, I typed my notes but did the rest from memory…as you might guess, I was enchanted with your product.

His affirmative response is quoted below, followed by the original clarification:

Sure, and thanks for the quick reply. I am very impressed with how widespread your blog (and postings) reach, by the way… I plan on subscribing just to keep up with the latest in Education and Technology. Very good resource!
Let me know if I can assist with anything…. Thanks again!

Original email from Patric that clarifies my blog entry:

Hi Miguel,
Great post about Stoneware/Zoho!
I think it is an excellent look at where computing is going and how public and private cloud technologies are being blended. I wanted to briefly point out something, though. In the post, you said:

“While Stoneware hosts all the applications–Adobe, MS Office, Zoho Suite of Tools–on its server and provides single sign-on–on its servers, all the data is safely stored on school district servers”
I just wanted to clarify and make sure I didn’t mis-speak when we visited the other day.

To be more technically specific, Stoneware (which is hosted on and run on the district servers inside the district network), connects users to their applications. It does all the SSO and does allow all of your content (docs, spreadsheets, etc) to be stored safely on the district server, even if the app being used is coming from the public cloud (like Zoho, etc).

I think that is what you were saying, I just wanted to avoid any confusion if anyone thought that we (Stoneware) hosted the apps on our servers, etc.

Hope that makes sense!

Thanks, Patric, for the feedback!

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