Most of us have been closely following the sad news of the Haiti and Chile earthquakes in the past couple months. Unless you live in California, you most likely are thinking “that won’t happen to me”. But, think again. Sad, but true, disasters happen every day. Some major and most are minor. There are regions throughout the United States that are more vulnerable to earthquakes. Just in the past week, Alaska registered a 2.9 earthquake Ohio registered a 2.4 and Washington and Colorado registered close to a 3.0 on February 24th. Check out the USGS’ Earthquake Hazards Program for a complete list of recent earthquakes around the world.
The point is, as business professionals, we always need to be prepared for the potential disaster, whether it is a power outage, a hurricane, a flood, a terrorist attack, or an earthquake.
Having a solid business continuity in place to ensure you have the necessary safeguards in place to protect your people in your assets are crucial. One component, of course, is your data protection. Remember to continually review your plan and make sure you have the necessary data backup and recovery solutions in place to protect your ever-changing technology environment.