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Tuesday, 20 November 2007 23:40

So, When Do You Really Need to Update 'The Plan'?

Written by  Ralph L. Herbert

June 1 is the date that most of your Disaster Recovery (DR) Coordinators, Business Continuity (BC) Planners and Contingency Planners (CP) circle on their calendars down here in Sunny Florida. That is the official start of Hurricane Season. Time to get those DR plans updated and ready to roll in case of a hurricane. At least that's what management tells us! The Hurricane season is always a scare, but what about other disasters? I have been in so many meetings in the past couple of years trying to convince others that Hurricanes are not the only worry. What about fires, floods, tornadoes, employee sabotage? What about the local airport that has hundreds of planes and helicopters taking off and landing directly over your building? Not too long ago, a small Cessna took off and abruptly crashed less than 2 miles from this building. The plane did land in water in