Deicing Your IT Department

Patrick Avery

Louisville, Kentucky (IT Business Edge's headquarters) has been hit hard with two major weather-related incidents in the last year. Just recently, more than 200,000 people were without electricity for days after ice blanketed the region. According to today's Louisville Courier-Journal, about 49,000 homes still remain in the dark. This storm came on the heels of damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ike, which pummeled Louisville in September last year.


It's unknown, exactly, how the most recent storm affected businesses in the area. Some had power, some didn't. Here's hoping that they consulted their crisis management and disaster plans, rather than asking "What is a crisis management plan?"


Disaster Recovery Training Outline, provided by The Computer Guy in the Knowledge Network, gives users a short outline of the procedures worthy of covering in a Disaster Training program. The Computer Guy also provides the specific documents Disaster Recovery of a Local Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 Computerand Disaster Recovery Procedure for Exchange 2000 or 2003.


What procedures do you use when the forecast for bad weather hovers over your hometown?

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