We are trying to send an e-mail money transfer to pay a bill.
This is what our bank’s online interface has been telling us over the last couple of hours:
We are experiencing temporary problems. Please try again later.
Fortunately, we can pop into our local branch that is open today and do the transaction manually.
However, this situation emphasizes the need to evaluate our dependence on remote Cloud based services and the cost to our business if we cannot access those services.
In this case, there was a fallback. But, if there was not, we may have been hit with late payment fees and interest charges.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book