Planning is part of business, and the emerging changes in our physical world certainly play into that. Unexpected rains and flooding seem to strike different regions of the country with increasing frequency, and the usual threats like hurricanes and tornadoes haven’t completely resigned the stage.
Scientists predict that the edges of weather will get more extreme and frequent as minor changes in ocean temperature and ozone coverage upset our very sensitive tether to this place. That means more hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy, more epic floods and intense drought, more weather that wreaks havoc and creates chaos.
What sort of forecast do you see for your organization? Regardless, the long-term pursuit of alternate locations and data centers with grid and infrastructure dependence and all the bricks and mortar of business as usual start to take on an unusual importance.
Bunker Up and Hunker Down
Weather has no conscience and no political affiliation, and it strikes without emotion. Because we do have a conscience and emotional connections, we most often hear the stories of the ill-prepared. The trailer parks in tornado alley that almost evaporate, the coastal communities that disappear from the landscape, the towns swallowed by the rivers that run through them, the lives and businesses devastated.
What we don’t hear as often are the stories of businesses who developed and tested their disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans that allowed their people and their data to continue operations in the face of natural disasters that now seem increasingly inevitable.
ICS plays a role in a lot of those success stories. Let’s get started on yours today.