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Old 28th May 2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Looks like BA is having a tough week. All flights grounded yesterday because of an IT failure. Still not back to normal today...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40074751
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Old 30th May 2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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Being from the tech side, I'm very curious why their back-up couldn't fire up for 3 whole days. From how it's reported in the media, including a BBC interview of the boss, it doesn't sound they had a tested and fully functioning redundancy plan in place. But that's the media - perpetually hyper-ventilating and mostly fake news. Waiting for the official response. BA and other airlines/businesses better learn from this very expensive experience.
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Old 31st May 2017, 12:34 AM   #3
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Being from the tech side, I'm very curious why their back-up couldn't fire up for 3 whole days. From how it's reported in the media, including a BBC interview of the boss, it doesn't sound they had a tested and fully functioning redundancy plan in place. But that's the media - perpetually hyper-ventilating and mostly fake news. Waiting for the official response. BA and other airlines/businesses better learn from this very expensive experience.
Being in IT I am also wondering this. After hearing it was due to a power loss, I bet they don't have any redundant systems and the wait was with energy providers / engineers.
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Old 2nd June 2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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Nothing strange, just like recent Singtel boardband/internet issue down for 24 hours!
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Old 21st June 2017, 06:32 PM   #6
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Is always cost vs chances of failure until it actually happen.
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