For our own part, our socialbaby.com website lost functionality last night (UK time). Our Shopping Basket is hosted by Long Island based cartloom.com who lost all power at the onset of the storm. The result is any page on our website with an "Add to Basket" button is unlikely to load, or may take longer than you want to wait, whilst our pages try to connect with Cartloom's servers. This means our shop doesn't work, despite the fact our own servers and power supplies are unaffected.
We are all connected by technology and today we have discovered it can have it's down sides. I wonder how many businesses around the world are affected by Hurricane Sandy? Can you imagine the global impact if Google ever went down - what site doesn't have Google embedded?
Cartloom are posting updates on their twitter @cartloom. We wish them well and hope they stay safe.
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