eric olthwaite wrote:Got into work this morning and all the IT had fallen over, apparently because of a power cut over the weekend. IT fella's on holiday.
I haven't got a bastard clue about all this shit, and we share a floor with three companies, so there's one rack with about 15 bits of kit on it: file servers, mail servers, UPS, backup etc etc.
So I took a blind guess which one was our important one and just kept pressing all the buttons until it rebooted.
Job's a good 'un. This IT consultant game is a piece of piss.
<work head on>: If thats the full length of the companies IT, then the consultant isn't doing his job. At the absolute minimum you need some kind of offsite backup facility. A bloke I know feels very pationately about this sort of shit, the sort who'll hammer home his point until he's convinced you'll never forget it... every company out there is an IT company, because if their IT fails they can't trade, if they lose their data and have no backup, its game over.