New approaches and technology for disaster recovery and business continuity are emerging on a continuous basis. Keep up with these advances. Also, keep contact lists current and distributed to all who may need them.
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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