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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