Calm Before the Storm
April 21, 2015
The blue skies above a small bay in early April offer no inkling of the potential chaos lurking in the wings. Just inland from the Gulf of Mexico, tourists comb the backwaters for fish and fun as the manatees swim languidly beneath them, timeless watchmen of the water and the weather. Smoke rises from stacks in the distance, a reminder that even the best nature offers stands in the path of progress. Like the manatees, we must adapt to changes in our world, and our world is probably changing more rapidly than we imagine.
Data Protecting Data
Technology evolves at breakneck speed, and we use emerging systems to interpret and predict changes in both climate and weather. We measure rising tides globally and send airplanes into hurricanes, but these efforts don’t keep those things from happening. We collect lots of data and debate cause, while the media reminds us of effect with every storm, flood, fire, hurricane, and tornado. All too often, though, we don’t need the media to remind us. We face the elements head on and rummage through the debris to piece our lives, home, and businesses back together. But there’s a better way.
Cape and Pocket Protector
Protecting your data and systems infrastructure from the increasingly unpredictable wrath of the elements requires more than 72 hours notice and plywood screwed to the windows. ICS utilizes time-tested methods based on the standards established by the Disaster Recovery Institute International. To these industry standard best practices we add our own processes to customize a plan that includes backup and recovery, alternate facilities, vendor alignment, knowledge transfer, staff training, and recovery plan testing.