Posted by jonathan at 1:32pm EST on 03/09/2009
Google offers a wide variety of services. Gmail, Search, online office collaboration, and a number of other services that are commonly used by millions of people around the world.
Is it becoming to much for Google to handle? Despite having 20,000+ employees still, even after the “let goes” of 10,000 temporary employees, Google is still having service stability issues.
First, it flooded the web news of how Google accidentally shared some of your Google Docs without your knowledge. Then shortly after, AdSense wasn’t serving it’s purpose and displayed non-relevant ads. Human error? Service instability?
I’m not ever going to say that software is perfect and completely bug-free, nor that the human element adds any perfection to it, but these outages should make you take a step back and look at your options for what is available to you. Is self-hosted the way to go? Maybe an find an alternative to Google, like Zoho.