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Sep 29

ACS looks to Xerox for innovation? Good luck with that

Posted by Ron F in Technologymergerscorporate computing

Ron F

With Xerox offering to pay a healthy premium for Affiliated Computer Services just a week after Dell announced its acquisition of Perot Systems, investors and customers alike will have to hope that competition in back-office outsourcing will be healthy for profits as well as service.

But those of Xerox have a reason for skepticism here. The company is anything but new to the computer business, and its history isn't at all reassuring.

Sep 04

Uproar over Gmail outage rates an ‘F’

Posted by RedConn in Michael EggebrechtJohn GoffGooglecorporate computing


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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