What to do when Google's services are “down”?

On this Sunday afternoon, some Google services, including the Google Apps suite and YouTube, are inaccessible. Now is a good time to consider your Plan B if it happens on a school day!

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Google's cloud services in several regions of the world, particularly on the American East Coast and in Canada, are experiencing a shutdown on Sunday afternoon. One can imagine the consequences if this happened during a school day, considering that many establishments use Google Mail for their emails or the Google Apps suite (Documents, Sheets, Presentations, etc.) for assignments and documentation. Even YouTube and SnapChat, which are owned by Google, are affected.

Now is the right time to think about your plan B, or C, or D (unplugged!), If you haven't already. What would you do if such an outage happened during the collaborative working period you had planned online? Even if you use the Microsoft suite instead, this could also happen!

Share your best ideas in the comments at the end of this article.

For collaborative writing:

For GMail messaging:

  • The phone! (well, I know…!)

For information on the nature of the breakdowns and the return of services, you can consult the page which provides information on the availability status. cloud computing activities from Google.

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Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
Editor of École branchée magazine, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technology and a bachelor's degree in public communication. A member of the Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists (FPJQ), she is particularly interested in news related to the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education. She has been active in building bridges in the educational ecosystem since 1999. These days she is particularly involved in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. In 2021, she was awarded the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, rabbits, horses, good wine and ... web programming!

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