After the news of Gmail’s downtime, Google have taken steps to ensuring business and individuals using their Google Apps platform are kept updated as to any possible issues by creating the Google Apps Status Dashboard.

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The dashboard gives you a run down of all of  the Google App services and an update as to their status. As Jason Kincaid at Techcrunch highlights, this follows suit with other services such as Twitter who also have their own Twitter Status blog run on Tumblr.

It’s to Google’s credit that they react so swiftly to issues which could detrimentally affect the company’s reputation. In doing so, they are viewed as proactive, in tune and ever aware of their customers fears and concerns…impressive.

More info on the Google Enterprise blog if you’re interested.