Sun, Aug 28 2005 13:41
Out of harms way
A bit off topic but if you want a live feed from the local New Orleans TV channel you can find it here.
Jeff Middleton and SBSmigration.com are now far enough out of harms way but it certainly makes one think. As he said, his server and laptop was with him and he was using his cell phone with his laptop to get a connection out to the Internet to send us a ping.
What would you do in your business if someone told you that you had to do a manditory evacuation? Have you sat down with your customers and clients and discussed the worst case scenerios, and then discussed true risks? Where I live, earthquakes are rare in hard intensity, power outtages have occurred but all in all, we are pretty low risk I would argue.
Conversely folks that live in northern and southern California need to plan for Earthquakes.
Given the news reports...maybe this is a good time to sit down with your client and discuss their agility and disaster planning strategy. What's the risks.. what's the potential. It was said the worse case for New Orleans would be a hurricane heading straight toward the city.... unfortunately it looks like that's exactly what is going on.
California CPA Society sample disaster plan - http://www.calcpa.org/MAP/disaster.pdf
Disaster Recovery Journal's - Sample Plans: -
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