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Tag >> Michael Eggebrecht
Sep 04
2009

Uproar over Gmail outage rates an ‘F’

Posted by RedConn in Michael EggebrechtJohn GoffGooglecorporate computing

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As Michael Eggebrecht, my colleague at sister-site CIOZone reported, the two-hours of radio silence inadvertently observed by Gmail this week has touched off a great debate.

Specifically, the interruption in Google's much-ballyhooed email system has triggered heated arguments about the future of cloud computing. It's also apparently raised questions about whether businesses should risk switching to Gmail -- and that's a market Google is definitely ogling. Indeed, the downtime raised concerns about whether businesses should bail on cloud computing, board up their windows, and pretend nobody's home when the doorbell rings.

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