Outage Apology from Intuit CIO

Intuit’s CIO announced today, a broad description of the events that led up to the disruptive termination of services to millions of online users.

The direct lick in here: http://quickbooks.intuit.com/site_maintenance.html

To our customers,
First of all, please accept my personal apology for the effect that today's service outage had on you and your business. We know our customers rely on Intuit products and services and we take it very seriously when your business can't perform its key tasks.
We're making good progress toward returning to normal.
We're beginning to restore all affected Intuit websites and services. Customers already have access to some sites and we're continuing to work toward full restoration.
We're also learning what happened. Our preliminary investigation indicates the outage occurred during a routine maintenance procedure Tuesday night. An accidental power failure during that procedure affected both our primary and backup systems, taking a number of Intuit websites and services offline. While power was quickly restored, we're working diligently to validate our systems and bring them back into full operation.
Again, we apologize for disruptions we've caused and understand the importance of our services to our customers. We will continue working nonstop until all affected websites and services are fully restored.
Ginny Lee
Chief Information Officer Intuit Inc.

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VMware Fusion for Business and Snow Leopard?

Business + Leopard + Fusion = Unity of Business Systems?

The official word from Apple on Snow Leopard:



An excerpt from an InfoWorld article on Snow Leopard, that happens to touch on Fusion for business purposes.

"We're excited about Snow Leopard from a reliability and performance perspective," says Pat Lee, group manager for consumer products at EMC's VMware subsidiary. "For us, it will make running Windows [via VMware Fusion on a Mac] better than ever." He cites the 64-bit OS and use of OpenCL as two key boosts to Fusion's future performance.
The performance improvements, if delivered as promised, will appeal to Mac users of every stripe, but the Exchange support is evidence that Apple is targeting the enterprise. A high-performance Mac OS X with built-in Exchange support that continues to be hardware-compatible with standard PC equipment and support Windows through products such as Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion should appeal strongly to business users, says analyst Gartenberg. "It could bring business users to the Mac," concurs VMware's Lee.

For the full InfoWorld article, use the following link:

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