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It was just one of twenty panels on a graphic celebrating the 20th anniversary of TechEd in Australia. But it made my blood boil. "'00: Y2K does not happen. Life goes on." I expect that kind of uninformed trolling on forums. I don't expect it at a technical conference.

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Shifting apps to the cloud has many advantages, but there's one obvious challenge that keeps some managers wary: how can you get any work done if your internet provider has an outage? As Cash Converters' recent shift to a cloud-based system demonstrates, that's not an insurmountable problem, but it does require careful planning.

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The usual reasons for wanting cloud services such as Microsoft Azure to operate Australian data centres are improved latency and the need for data to be on-shore for legal purposes. But if you ask current customers what the best aspect of those plans are, the answer often turns out to be a different issue: geo-redundancy.