The day after a 2.5-hour Gmail outage, Google has launched a promised Google Apps status dashboard to better communicate with customers whether their online applications are up and running.
When a needed service fails, people can be mollified--and can better plan what to do--if they hear what's going on and, what went wrong, and when the service will return. To this end, sites such as SalesForce.com and Amazon Web Services offer dashboards that show how well their services are functioning. Now Google has followed suit.
"The Google Apps Status Dashboard represents an additional layer of transparency … Read more