The gist of the story goes like this: A crafty software engineer notices a big problem that many organizations have, even those who aren’t aware of it. Right after end-users and malware, this problem is the next most common reason for data loss, late nights and frustration for our planet’s overworked, underpaid Network and System Administrators.
Business growth necessitates IT expansion. And “IT expansion” means adding stuff, modifying stuff and moving stuff. Well this would be things like upgrading your servers, moving to the cloud, moving all your data into a data center, migrating data to SharePoint, OpenText or any other small or large migration.
All this adding, modifying and moving causes this problem: broken file links. Turns out, this is a much bigger problem than most in the IT universe realized until “the cloud” became all the rage among business and government executives, some of whom don’t know IT from a hole in the ground. (By the way, if anyone knows what this “hole in the ground” analogy really means, please let me know.)