It’s the 1990s, and this IT pilot fish works for a busy wholesale distributor. “We shut down on Sundays, however in any other case ran just about 24 hours a day,” fish says.
However one morning, fish walks in to discover a disaster: The air-con unit has died, it’s 100-plus levels within the laptop room, and gear is baking.
A few of the gear is wise sufficient that when the warmth obtained too excessive, it powered down. However different gear isn’t so fortunate, and it’s toast.
What fish can’t work out is why nobody was notified in regards to the A/C breakdown. An computerized name ought to have gone out — however it by no means did.
After a little bit of checking, a clue turns up: One of many items of kit that’s sensible sufficient to take itself down when the warmth is excessive is the newly put in cellphone swap.
“Sadly, it did so earlier than the emergency sensor was triggered and tried to name us,” sighs fish.
“Inside every week, we had a devoted cellphone line that didn’t undergo the ‘sensible’ swap.”
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