I ran smack dab into the problem with having your critical documents hosted elsewhere last night. Granted, the stuff with Google Docs and Spreadsheets I have stored isn’t vital, or really even important, so when I was greeted with a red “Loading” message, and nothing else, I just went on about my life. But if I was on the road, and a coworker had stored some vital info there for me to look at, that message would not have made me a happy camper.
Ultimately, that is the big hurdle that “software as a service”, or hosted apps is going to have to overcome. How do I know my data is going to be available when I need it?
Have any of you been using hosted applications as part of your business IT strategy? How are you dealing with this?