About a decade ago, I personally witnessed the handover of the simplest, cheapest, and most effective disaster recover plan ever.
Let me first give you a little background….
I worked for a great IT director, who moved to another company, much bigger, and brought me with him.
In the new company, he again was responsible for all IT, and he brought me along to manage security and disaster recovery.
If I named this company, at least 25% of you would recognize it, even those of you around the world–true story, too.
Poor testing and a seemingly simple process conspired against me when I tried to make 36 delicious cups of coffee.
Since I make coffee every morning in my own unit at home, and the instructions were posted next to the coffee maker, I was confident.
But I had never made that many cups of coffee or used a commercial coffee maker. And this machine had a thermos-like carafe that held the coffee and kept it hot.
The instructions said the first step was to turn the coffee maker on. It went down the drain from there.