Archive for January 26th, 2007

Problem Solved – Disaster Management essential for startups

Emergency response team came through. Special mention to rohit for solving the problem.  Its good for every startup to have a disaster managment plan. For me republic day was not shot of any disaster today with every big thing which could go wrong for a company happening in a single day.

One thing which every company should do is create an emergency response team. Also you should define their roles and activity scope. They should not be submitted to complete unfinished task as this will only happen due to lack of planning. But as a project maintainance team or last minute changes team. Generally the team should be of 3 super stars who are comfortable with each other. Ready to deal with Operation System and hardware issues, Database issues ->highly comfortable with PL-SQL, programming good at C++ (they can program in any language).

With right team any disaster small or big can be talked through!!!!

Indian Republic Day – Is it really an Holiday for US

If anyone noticed the subject well its “US” not “us” though both according to post comes out to be same. Since 7 AM IST the phone was rining with server maintainance issues from Satyam data center Vashi,New Bombay. As i thought will power through this morning for relaxation in afternoon SUN….Phone calls from US office started comming in…

Client had decided to bring forward dates for an application to give live. So instead of Monday it will be Friday. With development team celebrating their official calendar holiday of the year. It was all left on me to carry forward the wait…so that US team does not have to put up a sorry figure tommorow morning. Out of the 2 problems reported. I got one of them fixed thanks to my off head knowledge of PHP and C++.  Second problem has also been identified but due to complex structure of system it cannot be solved within stipulated time frame. The emergency response team is working on the system to make sure nothing goes wrong. But nothing is sure as our emergency response team specializes in .NET technologies.

reason to share this information is an request to united nations to draw up common list of holidays for through out the world to surely avoid this kind of mishap. Otherwise small startups need to draw futher plan to motivate their employees to come work on 26th Jan instead of 27th Dec Boxing Day. Anyway will get back to work….will post if response team was successful or not.

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January 2007