Todd Hochman knows from personal experience that managing a data center is not child's play. In this "true IT blooper," he runs into trouble in Data City, trouble with a capital T, and that stands for toddler.Every story in the "true IT blooper" series was submitted by a user in the TechTarget network. For obvious reasons, some contributors choose to remain anonymous. Todd Hochman tells his story on the record, but he keeps his location and company name under wraps. Hochman's story began with the visit of a colleague's one-year-old son to his workplace, a corporate data center. It wasn't a special occasion, like "Bring a Child to Work Day." It was just a day when his co-worker's childcare options had crumbled. Being a sympathetic and friendly guy, Hochman didn't grouse about his short visitor. "I generally like kids," he said. Being a conscientious IT manager, Hochman checked to make sure that "there was a cover on the server and all other dangerous items were well above table height." It looked like everything was secured, "so I figured it'd be OK for her to have her kid in the server room while we were working," he said.
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