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The wedge gets thicker

Posted by Anton Aylward

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10405824-83.html
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/communications/0,1000000085,39909136,00.htm
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10014530o-2000331761b,00.htm

The thin edge of the wedge was when pubs were fined or letting patrons get drunk, drunk enough that they shouldn't drive.

Now that wedge is being driven further.

Why don’t companies apply more risk analysis – Part 2

Posted by Anton Aylward

And while on that subject ...

"Consult Human Resources when making disaster recovery plans"

Every DR plan I've seen has failed to take into account human factors.
The most basic of which is that if there is any one of a large number of disaster scenarios, how are staff going to get in to the DR site?

360-degree panorama of Toronto, Canada, as see...
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So: here we are in Toronto and the DR site is in Arizona ...
what sort of disaster will take out Toronto and let all the staff here track down to Arizona in order to run the IT services to support the customers in, guess where?
Right: Toronto