I’m a strong advocate of google and cloud-based services. I wrote an entry about my feelings of cloud-based services here.
Recently, there have been some high-profile outages with google applications which naturally raise doubts and uncertainty about cloud-based services. At our school, we are debating moving to google apps for education, which makes the outages poignant.
I am still a believer, and when compared to our email server uptime, google seems to hold it’s own. I believe google offers best-of-class services that genuinely work in education, save time, and help “the mission” in schools around the world.
However, I think these latest events serve as a necessary humbling reminder that google is just another technology - susceptible to all the foibles, problems, and issues of technology anywhere.
Published on Friday, September 25, 2009 (9 years, 6 months, and 4 weeks ago). Posted in: Educational Tech Design Support