Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (May 17-23, 2009):Google Outages Spark Cloud Questions
David Linthicum goes over some of the outage issues that accompany the IT industry's trend towards cloud computing, as evidenced by problems at Google last week. "It's an accepted fact that computers and networks go down from time to time, either through hardware or software failures, or in the case of the Google outage, human error. We might as well get over that, and any expectations that cloud computing will make things worse, or better, should be tossed aside with your Thigh Master (which also did not make things worse or better)," Linthicum quips. ---
Mike Gantt discusses how Interactive Intelligence's acquisition of ArcoSoft might affect the Columbia, S.C. technology sector. ---
A quick post from Novarica's Matt Josefowicz who suggests that while the hot topics past ACORD LOMA shows have been around SOA or legacy replacement, this year the focus was on execution. ---
AgencyPort recaps that the final days of its Agency Insight Tour with a behind the scenes video from the ACORD LOMA exhibit hall, as vendors set up their booths in the days leading up to the show.