31 Oct '12, 9pm

Rule No. 1 for Hurricanes: Don’t Place a Backup System Where It Will Flood: Once again, poor IT continuity manag...

In the wake of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and last year’s Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster, numerous stories were soon written about how important it was for organizations to check the ability of their computer back-up systems to continue to operate in the face of a major disaster. Then came Hurricane Irene, whose storm surge almost flooded Lower Manhattan late August last year, along with warnings that it wasn’t whether Lower Manhattan would ever flood , but only when. These same stories dutifully appeared yet again. It only took a year for that prediction to come true. Hurricane Sandy storm surge, did in fact flood Lower Manhattan . And, as endlessly forewarned, the New York region is already drowning in stories of organizations that had inadequate IT contingency management plans. For instance, several major websites, such as Gizmodo and the Huffington Post, went offlin...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/it/rule-no-...

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