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Nashville Tornadoes Test NationsBank's Contingency Preparedness Plan

Written by  Charles M. Wallen

Computerm Channel Extension Plays Key Role in FacilitatingCheck Processing Backup and Recovery When two separate tornadoes tore through downtown Nashville, Tenn., on the afternoon of April 16, they damaged five of NationBank's facilities, including our regional check processing facility. There were many tense moments that night for many people in the Nashville area, which was declared a federal disaster area with more than $100 million in damage. Fortunately, NationsBank, with the help of vendors like Computerm Corporation and Comdisco, was ready to meet just such a contingency. As a result of the recovery plan we had in place, we were able to avert a disruption to our business and any negative impact to our customers. Developing the Plan When developing a business continuity/recovery plan, one learns to expect the unexpected. No area of the country, or the world for that matter, carries a "zero" probability of some type of business-disrupting disaster, whether it