Fatal distraction: IT mistakes that will get IT PEOPLE FIRED: True tales of IT pros!
(Smita Roy, Country Manager, NewLease Singapore)
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this article, So I decided to talk about this at one of the events we @Rhipe hosted around cloud backup and replication. Point #3 got the Highest aaahs and oooos. You'll know why, Read on.
Fatal IT mistake#1:
Slacking on backup
A disgruntled IT contractor enacted revenge by wiping a customer's servers. But worse news was the backups, which were supposed to run every night, hadn't been working. The most recent data the customer could find was a year old, making it virtually worthless.
The company only survived as someone in accounting, who did not trust technology, had kept paper copies of everything. It took six months to restore all the data by hand.
Fatal IT mistake#2:
An organization in a heavily regulated industry had spent millions building out a comprehensive disaster-recovery plan.But when an unplanned network outage cut the connection to its primary data centre, the money the organization spent on its DR solution was for naught.
The CTO did not have the confidence to activate the disaster-recovery plan, because they had never tested it. Shortly thereafter, the CTO's career also suffered an unplanned outage.
Fatal IT mistake#3:
The porn identity
Late one evening a network admin for a Fortune 100 firm was looking for an empty backup tape. He grabbed one from the desk drawer of a senior system administrator,popped it into the drive, but was surprised to find it was already full of data. So he looked at it.You can guess what he found."It was filled with porn". Porn filters are useless against this kind of behaviour because the IT guys know how to turn them off. Even when organizations have strict policies and filters in place, high-level admins often exempt themselves from these restrictions.
Moral of the story: Some things are better done at home .
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