How Much Do You Rely On Google? Web Services Redundancy Is A Big Issue

Reading this post from Steven Hodson I am forced to wonder whether putting all my email eggs into Google’s basket is a good idea.

I use gmail almost exclusively these days. I even route my corporate email through Google’s mail solution.

He makes a good point regarding customer service, but as a user, we should also seriously consider some form of redundancy when it comes to the web services we rely on. I don’t have the answer here, but believe this is a very serious issue.

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2 thoughts on “How Much Do You Rely On Google? Web Services Redundancy Is A Big Issue

  1. I think the easiest solution would be to simply have a desktop client for your Gmail account and download all the messages on a daily basis to at least have access to your older emails and contacts even if they don’t let you in any more.

  2. That makes sense – with my routed corporate email there is some redundancy via the corporate email server, but for all others – nada.

    My situation, though, is nowhere near as critical as that of anyone who uses the full suite of Google apps for example.

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