So what is your redundant email system?

How is this for a knee-jerk piece over at NewsFactor.

Google drops GMail service for a couple hours as the result of an upgrade. The conclusion: Cloud Computing is a boondoggle. Even tiny businesses should have a backup if they use it.

Yet, when my in-house IT staff drops email service for a day to upgrade their email server to the newest Mark 6000 model and has no redundant system, do I lose faith in them and start thinking about outsourcing to Google?

Oh yeah. Never mind.

NewsFactor Network | Gmail Outage Raises Doubts About Cloud Computing

While the idea of outsourcing IT to Google is appealing, the reality is that companies — even very small companies — need redundant systems. “Given that our company relies on Google’s Gmail and GTalk service, our operations came to a standstill this afternoon,” blogger Om Malik wrote on his site. “We aren’t a large company, but the losses are very real, especially in productivity.”

Published in: on August 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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