We are on a deadline.
And we always know what happens when we are on a deadline right?
As hard as we try to be prepared ahead of time for any project we are working on there are times where something happens and we are dependent on someone else or some other service to get our jobs done.
As we can see, the service we require is not available. The Intel download site has been temperamental at best this morning when the above finally happened.
Our clients with BlackBerry devices had their fare share of issues this week as well. BlackBerry’s outages are something we are all very aware of as far as their impact worldwide for _days_ at a time.
As with any IT Solution we always need to weigh the risks versus the benefits. This is a must-have discussion with business owners.
One of the biggest risks with the Cloud is service outages or local Internet connection outages.
With the number of service interruptions that Microsoft’s online services have experienced along with others we can’t help but draw a comparison to _all_ of the in-house solutions we have deployed over the many years we have been in this business.
The one telling detail in that experience is that in 99.9% of those solutions _NO_ downtime was experienced at all. None. Nada. Zippo. Zilch . . . you get the picture. :)
We are willing to wager that this has been the experience of most any client of an IT Solution Provider that has a properly configured SBS/SMB/SME IT Solution deployed _and managed_ in-house.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book