10 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Lessons Learned from Sandy

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have crystallized in many executives’ minds the importance of business continuity planning, according to a recent report from Janco, which contains a list of lesson's the firm believes this storm should have taught businesses.

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Consider the safety and personal needs of your employees: Once the event occurred, many of the employees had to deal with their own personal needs. This included medical, food and water issues—have a plan in place to address these necessities. For example, within three days of Sandy, FEMA ran out of water and had to wait several days for it to be shipped in. In addition, a number of hospitals in the disaster area had to be evacuated.


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