BC/DR planning before Hurricane Florence
This article explains some very basic concepts about BC/DR. The most important being the last sentence which is life is paramount! People come first! But the essence of the article of course is the ability to recover when a disaster, like Hurricane Florence occurs. There are some businesses that store their data in the cloud and some that have a data center in another area of the country. I remember when drafting BC/DR plans their was the concept of hot, warm and cold sites. Hot sites are immediate cut overs or a replicated site, a warm site is a place that has the basics of power, water, etc. but not necessarily your entire infrastructure, and a cold site is just that some type of warehouse without the basics. I can see how using a cloud provider may be better in this situation, where employees can access information from anywhere. If done right small and mid-sized businesses can benefit from using the cloud, especially when BC/DR planning.
It is also important to make sure you take into consideration the types of natural disasters you may be faced with and prepare accordingly. Sometimes, I think it is easier for people to get their mind around and prepare for natural disasters than something like ransomware, however, both can cause a significant business disruption to the unprepared.
And as always…. plan, test, revise, test…