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Chuck Frey of Innovation Tools has published a comparison of Web-based mind mapping software. This situation is changing all the time, with all the current offerings still in beta (or at least still developing very fast). While it is useful to have a comparison of features and functions, their value depends very much on what kind of user you are. Most Web-based services will appeal to smaller companies or individuals, who have never really considered themselves likely targets for industrial espionage. But larger organisations with significant intellectual property to protect, and with strong in-house IT policies and capabilities, will always hesitate to use a solution hosted elsewhere. It is doubly unfortunate that mind maps are excellent at capturing intellectual capital. If I wanted to know what my competitor was up to, I would be happy with one good mind map in place of ten spreadsheets. Mindomo will offer a business solution, where you can install the software on your own servers and make it available within your Intranet or VPN. Although this will not be a concern or a practical option for individual users, it is an important distinction for business users in this marketplace.