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Life in Dorset without broadband or blackberry!

  
  

Our last blog was about the failure of much of BT's Broadband network and now we have Blackberry Crackberry's cracking up after the loss of email service. Actually this is not just in Dorset it is nationwide in the case of BT Broadband and European wide or further in the case of the Blackberry.

 

http://btbroadbandandhowtosurviveit.blogspot.com/

This could not have come at a worse time for Research in Motion ( R.I.M. ) who is struggling to fend off calls for management to resign and for the company to be broken up.

The failures in both the Broadband network and the Blackberry network sound sort of similar ( although neither have given exact details ).

http://www.cfoworld.co.uk/news/risk/3310247/blackberry-outage-due-to-rim-switch-failure/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/BlackBerry-Network-Outage-Hits-Day-3-10-12-2011-227041.shtml

Personally I have managed without my blackberry ( which is delivering email in fits and starts but is obviously not a well phone ! ) because I have been based in the office or at home for these few days. Had I been out and about then I might not be quite so sanguine.

So, now that we have had major outages on both broadband and mobile networks within a couple of weeks of one another what are we thinking ??

One thought is that networks are not as resilient and fault tolerant as we and the providers thought ! If it can fail it will fail so we had better assume that it will again and consider what the cost of failure is and how we can make ourselves more resilient. ( Since we cannot actually do anything about these providers networks ).

We actually went through pretty well all the network options in our previous blog:

http://www.futureline.net.uk/FutureLine-Small-Business-Blog/bid/45512/Your-business-stopped-when-B-T-broadband-went-down

So, maybe it really is time to sit down and consider the cost and implications of being disconnected.

If you want to have a chat about this please feel free to call us.

 

 

 

Comments

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/blackberry-failure-sparks-shareholder-revolt-42112
Posted @ Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:49 PM by chris windley
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15276481  
 
Blackberry problems spread to US
Posted @ Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:23 PM by chris windley
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/160/tech-wars-2012-amazon-apple-google-facebook 
 
What is the main " source of pain " to the Fab 4 ??? Network providers !! 
 
 
 
 
Posted @ Monday, October 17, 2011 3:42 PM by chris windley
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