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Automats of Readiness

Written by  Jeff Garrison

Automats – those fast-food vending machines – were before my time. I wasn’t born in Gotham. I wasn’t raised in the Windy City. I grew up hopelessly suburban and automats were mostly out of vogue before I showed up. Still, whether seeing an automat in an old film, photos, or a period piece, I always thought they were cool. I was fascinated by them. Not so fascinated, even at a young age, to know if I ate from one of those machines I’d likely find the food horrible. Grab a sandwich and find the bread either stale or soggy? Grab a piece of pie and find the meringue dry and dusty? Nearly everywhere you look you find advertised disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) products and services, all offering to provide solutions to meet all of your business’ BC/DR needs. This multitude of selections in the marketplace reminds me of