As Hurricane Sandy headed towards Manhattan earlier this week, data centers across New York tested their emergency systems and prepared for the hit. However, for one ISP, this was simply not enough to prevent this freak storm from affecting their data center in lower Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy flooded the entire basement of Datagram’s data center… Continue reading What Can Hurricane Sandy Teach Us About Disaster Recovery?
On Monday, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast of the United States, flooding entire towns in New York and New Jersey, triggering large-scale power outages and killing at least 17 people. The health and safety of individuals is the first and foremost priority, followed by the recovery of critical infrastructure services (power, water, hospital… Continue reading If You Never Anticipated An Event Like Hurricane Sandy, What Do You Do Now?
Duke Ellington is known more for his great music, such as Take the âAâ Train (alas, itâs flooded right now) than for his inspirational quotes, but in thinking about what has gone with the weather on over the last two daysâand where the recovery is headed over the next few monthsâI thought his words were… Continue reading Sandy: An Opportunity for Insurers to Prove Themselves
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. While the worst of the weather is beyond some areas on the East Coast, Sandy remains a very large storm system that continues to pose life-threatening hazards for coastal and inland areas including high winds, heavy rains, dangerous storm surge… Continue reading Sandy update 4: Staying safe & how to help
A mind-boggling video shot from the scene posted by NBC News showed homes in the beach community flattened by the flames. Fire officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and is located in a flooded Zone A area. City officials say it appears most of the area was evacuated prior to… Continue reading Superstorm Sandy â 6 Alarm Blaze In Rockaways in Queens
Informational Update For October 31, 2012 Lessons Learned in 2012: Real Customer Stories: Join us Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Like any other year, 2012 was 365 days of unpredictability and “just doing the best we can.” For most organizations, this means the daily routines of maintaining business functions, keeping… Continue reading October 31, 2012: Lessons Learned in 2012: Real Customer Stories
WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the federal government’s assistance to support states in response and recovery of Hurricane Sandy. Today, the President convened a video-teleconference in the White House Situation Room to receive the latest update on Hurricane Sandy and the federal efforts… Continue reading FEMA and Federal Partners Continue to Support Areas Affected by the Aftermath of Sandy
Hurricane Sandy powered its way onshore on the Eastern seaboard of the United States on Monday, Oct. 29. As reports are now coming in, the devastation is widespread and continuing to be reported. The storm, billed as a historic super storm, moved into U.S. states on Monday. It cut power to more than 8.2 million… Continue reading Hurricane Sandy Brings Record-Breaking Devastation
In Schoharie, New York, where over 200 homes were damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011, the community is demonstrating resiliency today, Halloween, in the throes of Hurricane Sandy. With so many homes, streets, sidewalks, and other potential hazards due to flooding, the community celebrated Halloween with “Trunk or Treat.” Several community residents bring their vehicles… Continue reading Trunk or Treat – a story of Resilience
The Crisis Commander Incident Management System (IMS) centralizes and streamlines the Incident Management process by managing cyber and physical incidents, as well as breaches of corporate ethics. This cloud-based system is used to capture events in the workplace that might escalate into governance, risk management, and/or compliance issues. IMS then enables designated users to evaluate… Continue reading Crisis Commander USA to Release New Incident Management System in Early 2013