Congratulations to MySherpa on their Grand Reopening

MySherpa just moved to new offices outside of Newark, Delaware.  We've known Greg and his team for several years.  It's been great to see their success over the past 10 years to get to where they are today.  The new office space is great and should lead to great things from "Basecamp."

We hope to work with MySherpa going forward as our business models seem to fit well together.  Stay tuned as we see if something develops.

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Microsoft, Adobe, Google and even some DMVG stuff...

Throughout this interesting week, things at DMVG have been progressing along nicely.  But first, let's talk about the news.

Microsoft's Sidekick environment had a major problem this week loosing about 800,000 clients data.  A later report stated that it was recovered.  Whether or not it has been restored is another issue altogether.  While we're on the Microsoft topic, a recent report stats that Windows 7 should fare better than Vista on corporate PCs. Well, duh... after corporations spent money to upgrade hardware to be ready for an operating system they would eventually NOT upgrade too.  And yes, that's what the article was about... hardware readiness.  Lastly in the Microsoft camp, it was patch week.  And wow... Microsoft and Adobe really did things up.

We saw the Battle of the Smart Phones taking off.  But at the same time, we also have to recognize that state of the mobile web is getting sadder. We're just glad we use iPhones and that they include a "mostly full" browser so we don't have to use the mobile web.

Microsoft wasn't the only one losing users' data, Apple seemed to have that problem too.  Apple's problems didn't end there.  The TimeCapsule product is also enjoying a bit of poor press.

Even the usually unflappable Google had issues, this time with a purchased product.  Postini suffered delays.


In DMVG news, we've been working very hard for a couple of high impact clients to build a newsletter system.  Yep, we think it's time to revisit this old topic.  As you can guess, we're doing it better, faster and stronger than we've seen anyone do it yet... so stay tuned.  Hop on the mailing list for more.  Register for an account at Delmarva Group and you'll be kept up to date.

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Gmail goes down.... and we cannot help but laugh at the "complainers"

In his "Google Watch" blog post Gmail Down? Not for Me. For How Many? I Want Answers! Clinton Boulton sets the impression that Gmail going down should be a major event and Google should be accountable to the public.  Is this really a sound position?

Look at all these service (or lack thereof) updates from The Next Web's chronicling of the Google Apps Status Dashboard. Apparently mail was restored at one point, followed by contacts and chat at a later time.

He seems to feel that a provider of a free (use at your own risk) service is accountable.  Don't get us wrong.. it stinks when these services go down as we use them too.  Twitter is another company that's dealt with outages that users have cried about.

But to what end and with what justification?  These services are FREE and come with zero service level agreement.  Buyer beware.  Sometimes you get exactly what you pay for.

Small and medium sized businesses should NOT rely on such services.  Cloud Computing is still in its infancy.  There are far too many questions regarding what it is, how will it grow for it to be used to support a business critical application or service such as email.

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