“How quickly your company can get back to business after a terrorist attack or tornado, a fire or flood often depends on emergency planning done today. While the Department of Homeland Security is working hard to prevent terrorist attacks, the lessons of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks demonstrate the importance of being prepared. When you also consider that the number of declared major disasters nearly doubled in the 1990’s compared to the previous decade, preparedness becomes an even more critical issue. Though each situation is unique, any organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place, and practices for emergencies of all kinds.”
– You should always be prepared for an emergency. If you don’t it could literally wipe out your business. I know of a company that refuses to even back up it’s one and only server. This is foolish and asking for trouble. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just opened a site to walk you through the steps of making your business disaster proof and it is well worth the read. -ed.