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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Have enough generating power to meet long-term needs: Identifying your facility's critical loads is important. Understand the costs and risks associated with utility power interruptions, production losses and downtime. Plan for outages of a few seconds to extended outages of one to two weeks. While other back-up electrical supply alternatives may exist, they can often take longer to engage and have shorter supply capabilities, have higher costs, lower reliability or no reasonable refueling options during an event. With Sandy the outage was so extensive that facilities had to be evacuated.


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