Redundancy and Fail-Safes

How many systems failed in the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

How many different things went wrong, all at the same time.

Can the same thing happen in your business?  Sure it can.

Can the same thing happen to you in your personal life?  Sure it can.

Shouldn’t we be thinking about the fail-safe on the fail-safe?

I’ve been backing my computer up for fifteen years.  The other day I bought a backup drive for my backup drive.

My computer data is my business. Why would I not spend another $120, just in case?

What systems in your business need fail-safes?  Then put another fail-safe on top of that.