This week my family has been transfixed by a newly discovered series on Netflix called Scorpion.
Scorpion is a team of genius misfits who constitute US Homeland Security’s new think tank, helping defend against the high-tech threats of the computer age.
In Season 1 Episode 1 – entitled Pilot – they are faced with a very common problem: LAX Airport has received an automatic software update . . . that has a bug leaving 48 passenger flights circling the runway with no way of landing and fuel running low. The Scorpion team is gripped in a race against time to find an uncorrupted version of the software that they can use to restore normal service . . .
In their mission they go to enormous lengths, engaging in exciting and very risky endeavours – eventually downloading a copy of the software from a low flying passenger liner while standing atop a Ferrari 458 travelling at 200mph.
It makes for fantastic TV and we loved it!
But it doesn’t take a team of geniuses to see that all they really needed was a reliable escrow arrangement and LAX would have been restored in minutes.
“escrow is a smart and effective component of a business continuity strategy that software licensees can use to protect their mission critical applications in an ever-changing environment . . . ”
If you don’t have an escrow, you had better get the team from Scorpion!