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No Plan, No Site, No Business

American business is ill-prepared for major disruptions to its computer-aided work areas. Last September, Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services commissioned a study whereby 300 U.S. businesses evaluated their level of vulnerability on a scale of 0 to 100, 100 being most...

IBM Is Helping 30 Customers

IBM is currently assisting 30 customers that normally operate out of the World Trade Center. These customers, which choose not to be identified at this time because of lingering security concerns, are primarily engaged in the financial services, insurance and...

The Siege of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles riots proved to be a terrible disaster both to residents and local businesses. Rioting began Thursday, April 30, and continued through the following weekend. There were 54 deaths and over 2,500 injuries. Looting and fires seriously damaged some 5,200...

Disaster Strikes in Different Forms

For some time now, natural disasters have demanded the attention of corporate leaders and contingency planners alike–and with good reason. Both Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta Quake dealt perhaps unprecedented damage to the corporate world. As a result of...

Guadalajara Gas Explosion Disaster

On Wednesday, April 22, 1992, the 461-year old city of Guadalajara, Mexico, experienced a series of ten massive explosions occurring in the heart of the downtown Reforma district.The explosions began at 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. EDT) and continued for two hours. Five...

Media Planning for a Disaster

Many companies possess thoroughly documented and tested data processing contingency plans to follow in the event of a disaster, but how many of them are prepared to face the media when tragedy strikes? Who will face the press and what will they say? Or, perhaps more...

World Trade Center Bombing

Shortly after 12:00 noon on February 26, 1993, over 900 businesses in the World Trade Center were victims of a Terrorist bombing. The explosion shook all 110 floors of the building, killed six people, injured over 1,000 others and forced the immediate evacuation of...