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Posted by beyondexecution on December 1, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Well, it looks like my website and email have finally been fixed.  Here's what happened:

I currently have my domain name and email addresses with one provider, but no website or hosting.  I found another provider that offered a very good website package for a better price than my domain provider.  I had investigated that this is a workable solution, so I went with it.  Then, my emails stopped working...  AAAAGGHH!!  As anyone knows, being without emails is like being without your eyes and ears.  After 2 weeks of submitting tickets with both providers, cutting and pasting responses to the other tickets, and waiting at least a day each time for a response, it appears to be working now.  Certainly, a lesson in patience for myself.


A simple scenario, yet it's an example that applies to others as well.


In business, in order to save money, a project or product is split between more than one provider.  It makes good business sense, but the project risk goes up.  And even then, do we really address the risks properly?  I certainly did not.  I had thought if there were any problems, that they could be resolved quickly, and I thought it would be resolved with only one of my providers.  And I thought the only risk would be a small inconvenience.  Instead, I lost my email for several days, during a time which I really needed it most (getting registrations for the Supercharged Risk workshop).  In hindsight, I should have waited until after the workshop when the priority was lower.


Remember, hindsight is always 20/20!

Categories: General Project Management, Risk

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