Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for IT and the Business

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Finding out that the roof, windows and doors are in bad shape and don’t seal firmly during the height of a hurricane is not ideal. Seal it all up or hire someone who can.

The telecommunications and IT industries have gotten several rude awakenings from mother nature in the form of hurricanes during the past decade. The two highest-profile storms, of course, were hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Each year, plenty of lower-profile storms cause significant damage, as well.

The small bit of good news is that there is a growing understanding of how businesses can minimize a hurricane’s disruption and expense. The ideas here are a mix of general approaches and specific suggestions. Many of them may not have appeared on IT’s list of responsibilities to date; if that is the case, and IT will not be able to take care of them all, at the very least make sure they are addressed by facilities or another department.

 

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