As I set out to make this blog entry I considered using the “OT” (off-topic) preface so as to respect readers’ time in case this ended up seeming like a SPAM entry. After typing for a moment I realized this is completely on-topic. Consider the following quotes from the below-referenced web news pieces (bold font added for effect):
The central computer system for Alaska Airlines […]
We are working to restore the computer system and to accommodate our passengers […]
The computer system is used to plan all flights […]
A statement posted on the airline’s website said technical specialists had made some progress in restoring the system since it first went down at 3 a.m. […]
All of you who are regular readers of this site know why I highlighted certain words in bold font!
Why isn’t there any news yet questioning the obvious lack of business continuity systems, procedures, operations, switch-over to whatever redundant system Alaska Airlines /Horizon Air must certainly have in place?
Here is my take on the computer crash that crashed spring break. Please give it a read and then, perhaps, comment on the DR/BC failure that put this whole blog entry into motion: