Lisa Morris and I are at TLLP and we are struggling with going GAFE and Googly or going with a paid for ePortfolio product like Pathrite.
The problem is simple:
1) Go google and accept that google is data mining kings and queens. Enjoy the upside that it is free and available. This allows for us to use Google beyond the life of our TLLP. It also makes sharing knowledge with other teachers easier because most will have access to the same tools for free.
Basically, if you are not paying for the product, you are the product!
2) Use a platform like Pathrite for ePs. Data may (or may not) be more secure. Students may not have access to their content after the course ends. It may be harder to scale and share with other teachers because costs and access to other platforms.