[SLIDES] Exit Plans: Know Your Escape Route

Matthew Addis, Arkivum CTO, presented at PASIG at the New York Museum of Modern Art

So why are exit strategies and escape plans important? The video of how Pixar apparently very nearly lost Toy Story is a perfect example of how things go wrong despite the best intentions. Things do go wrong because of people making mistakes, failures to follow proper processes, failure to test disaster recovery, and of course software and systems that simply don’t work the way they should. Identifying what could go wrong is in some senses the easy bit – recovering is harder – and that’s where exit plans come in.