05 Jul 2011

Furniture men hit roof as computer servers float by

The Australian – 05 July 2011

There was mud and raw sewage to contend with, but the sight of computer servers floating down a swollen Oxley Creek would have baffled any seasoned angler. It would also have crippled Super A-Mart’s business, already fighting to stem the losses when floods ravaged Queensland earlier this year.

But through sheer luck, quick thinking and brute strength, the national discount furniture retailer managed to save its servers housed at a nearly submerged Oxley store in southwest Brisbane near the creek.

Until today, Super A-Mart’s chief information officer, Matt Keays, shakes his head in disbelief when he recounts the story.

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