1.Critical system failure
Your ERP system crashes in the middle of the night and you are not aware of it until the next morning. Restart and recovery will take several hours, causing a significant loss of revenue.
IT personnel determine that the system crash was due to the failure of an of an aging server with insufficient capacity to handle an ever-increasing amount of transactional data. The CIO refuses to allocate more funds to the outdated and poor performing ERP system infrastructure and charges you with finding a cost-effective solution that will minimize the chances of future system failures.