After a disaster strikes, enterprises likely are champing at the bit to get back up and running, but operations often hinge on one major factor: employees. If an employee’s home is flooded, he/she has to choose whether to stay home and repair the house or go to work.
Rutgers University has created a new center for public safety and homeland security to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and terrorist threats. The center will include a one-stop online portal showcasing the collaborations among Rutgers experts across all statewide locations.
If IT departments are any indication, disaster recovery is a major focus for businesses – almost 50 percent of respondents in the Quorum Disaster Recovery survey indicated 11 to 25 percent of their companies’ IT budget is allocated to disaster recovery this year.
Denial is not a strategy for keeping your operation running. Let alone recovering from an emergency. If you don't yet have compliant and up to date Emergency Action, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Crisis Communications Plans, let Hurricane Irene be your wake-up call.