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5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending June 29, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

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Slack -- And About 8 Million Users -- Suffer Through System Outage

Slack, the increasingly popular communications and collaboration application, suffered a service outage Wednesday that lasted for more than 3 hours before the system was restored at 9:49 a.m. PT/12:49 p.m. ET.

The company blamed "connectivity issues" for the outage and kept users informed through a steady stream of tweets such as: "We're still in rocky waters, and are trying to stabilize our connectivity issues. Thanks for sticking with us."

The outage demonstrated how dependent on the Slack workplace application some individuals and business have become. In a wave of tweets people appeared lost without the service with some noting that they now had to talk with co-workers face-to-face.

One tweet from "Manny" noted that Slack was down and he had no means to communicate with his team. The tweet was accompanied by a photo from Manny's workspace with his team just feet away. We're assuming it was meant to be ironic.

 
 
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