IT vs the animal kingdom

09 May 2012

What’s covered by your disaster recovery strategy? Lightning strike? Check. Flood? Check. Seagull crap? Hactivist squirrel nightmare? According to Computing readers, even the most rigorous DR plans are no match for a crazed rodent or the disgusting habits of airborne poo-dispensers.

“Accumulated seagull poo blocked a roofing vent, indirectly causing a fire in the datacentre!” moaned one reader. “Squirrels repeatedly attacked our fibre backbone!” shrieked another.

And you thought they just bury their nuts for your amusement, a bit like the average coder.

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