Think all your data is safe and sound in The Cloud? Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure. Yesterday, a system administrator at a cloud service data centre accidentally rebooted every single server at once by accident. It’s a handy reminder that you’re only one idiot away from total data annihilation.
When Amazon started selling Lady Gaga’s album for $US0.99 the other day, there was no doubt it would stand to lose millions. The total today, we now know, is about $US3.2 million. This was still a good move for Amazon.