Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Doing Business | Posted on 11-02-2009
I am encountering a HUGE problem. My GMAIL is Down! When I try to login I get this error:
We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable.
If the issue persists, please visit the Gmail Help Center »
This is bad news and made me wonder, how dependant have we become on hosted solutions?
Hosted solutions are good. They save you a lot of time and money and allow you to access your data anywhere but what happens when the service goes down? You’re pretty much screwed. I for one don’t have backups of all of my emails elsewhere. That’s a huge problem and something I will have to fix, so to reduce my risk of this dependancy I will create a backup using pop3 to download my emails when the service comes back up.
A lot of us are dependant on some sort of hosted software. What are you dependant on and how are you going to reduce the risk of your dependancy?