September 2, 2009
Google's Gmail goes down big-time - millions of users left in the lurch
The Washington Post reports that Google's Gmail service was out of commission on Tuesday for several hours leaving tens of million users (including many businesses) without email service. It's yet another reminder of how dependent we've all become on Google services. As the Post reports:
Though occasional disruptions are common, widespread outages involving Google's services are rare. They are becoming a bigger threat to Google as it tries to sell more of its services to businesses.
Businesses are increasingly leaning on Google's services because they are delivered over the Internet instead of being managed in-house. That can save companies money and buy them more storage than they could otherwise afford. But many corporations are skeptical about outsourcing such critical tasks.
You can read the full article here.
Hat tip to BNA Internet Law News.
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