Tropical Storm Tests Business Continuity Plans

New England residents are being warned to prepare for the possibility of heavy rains and flooding this weekend as Tropical Storm Danny is forecasted to strengthen over the next couple of days.  The five-day forecast shows Danny passing near the Carolinas late Friday and New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts the day after.  The National Weather Service said that the storm could develop into a Category 1 hurricane Friday.  The combination of heavy rains and flooding brings about the likelihood of power outages in these locations as well.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created checklists so that individuals can be prepared for such weather conditions.

Residents and businesses in the Northeast can and should take appropriate actions to make sure that business operations will continue if these predictions do, in fact, occur.  Like any weather-related event, (the success of) business continuity plans will be put to the test.  Such instances make business executives start asking questions similar to, “Will my business be able to bounce back from an unplanned event?” or “how long will it take to recover my company’s data?”  Global Data Vault specializes in providing backup solutions to such dilemmas that companies face everyday.  A business continuity plan is not complete without a backup solution.

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