For any Recruiter an office flood would be a disaster, but could you imagine the pain and cost to an entire Recruitment business??  It could quite literally be terminal.

Especially a recruitment business, where data is 'King'.

The fact is, water and computers tend not to mix well, nor does water and filing cabinets for the old-school amongst you!

I was really interested to see so many articles recently relating to the fact that Microsoft has actually taken steps to explore the benefits of sinking a data centre under water, just off Orkney.

Building a data centre isn't cheap. Land isn't cheap, they're big, often ugly and take a huge amount of electricity to keep cool, and so this sounds like a great idea.

A low teck solution to a hi teck problem indeed.

Seems that when it comes to innovation Microsoft are on the crest of a wave.

Paul.Thompson@VoyagerSoftware.com