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Tech failure needs a plan that works
Posted: 4 April 2018

"We have never had anything like this before," a Eurocontrol spokesman told the AFP news agency.

It was only the second failure in 20 years. Luckily, or perhaps by design, the failover worked, and although there were disruptions, no catastrophes. That's the problem with something that never fails - when it does, can your systems handle it?

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