Kink in the pipeline

What happens if the technology that you rely on to perform a key business function suddenly stops?  You’re effectively out of business.

“Technical Glitch Clogs Up U.S. Visa System,” Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2014 A3 Visa system suffers string of “outages” in July, attributed to “‘a combination of software optimization and hardware compatibility issues.'”

If you put all your eggs in one basket, watch that basket.  What’s your Business Continuity Plan if that fails?  Or are BCP’s only for businesses, not governments?

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