Business continuity issues can be a daunting task in the event of a disaster or major catastrophe. These images can help people understand what is involved when it comes to these issues.
As a business that has been going for over 25 years, we can tell you that this issue is a very real one and it can be the difference between a great company surviving and a great company being destroyed. We often see these images at our annual meetings (and we’ve seen them more often in the past two years than we ever have before), but we think they’re also important for those of you who don’t know the details of what happens when a major disaster happens.
We often hear of companies that have failed because they were not prepared for a disaster of this magnitude. In our case, that means our company, but more specifically, the disaster that occurred on January 31, 2012 when the New York Stock Exchange was hit with massive electrical failure. That means our company is no longer able to do business as usual, but our immediate goal is to make sure that we and others who work for us are able to continue to operate.
This is the most important thing we can do right now. Whether it’s the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange or the destruction of our company, you can’t be truly safe and well prepared if you don’t have some sort of backup. Our company’s website is currently offline due to a power outage, and we are working to restore service by providing a backup online.
Business continuity is the ability to keep your company going under the most extreme of conditions. Our website is still down, but we’re working to restore service, which involves our hosting company’s servers being taken offline. This is not the end of the world, and we’ll have our site back up and running before the end of the month. It’s a good way to avoid the worst of the worst though.
I’m not sure if being offline is a problem for anyone, since the outage is affecting our servers, but its a good reminder to take a proactive approach to business continuity.
A couple of years ago I saw an interesting article online that talked about the evolution of technology over the last few years. In the article, Dr. James D. Adams talked about the evolution of what’s known as the Internet. He said that the Internet has been changing the world for over 50 years. He said that the Internet has changed the world because of the great achievements that have been made on it.
I am not sure that the Internet has changed the world in a manner like Dr. Adams seems to think, but I do agree that it has certainly changed the way people do business. The Internet has made the world a better place, but it has also made it a dangerous place. It is easy to get lost in the Internet, but it is easy to get hurt.
This is not to say that you should never leave a website you no longer use, but make sure you are using it for the correct purpose. If you are using your website to advertise something, you should be making sure it is your own site, not a link to an item on the Internet.
We’re seeing a lot of discussion about how “branding” the Internet will do is creating a dangerous environment and therefore creating a lot of business liability. I think this is a misinformed statement. The Internet does not create business liability, the Internet is a medium that allows people to communicate easily, and there is no reason for people to assume that the Internet will behave in the same way we expect it to.