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Monday, 19 November 2007 21:06

Automated Notification for Business Continuity

Written by  Troy Winskowicz

Where were you for the blackouts in August 2003? Were you one of the unfortunate 50 million people who found themselves without power for days? Was your business disrupted by the severe power failure, either directly or indirectly? If not, you were one of the lucky ones. The power outages cost businesses throughout the Eastern United States and much of central Canada millions of dollars. Valuable business data was lost, employees were unable to perform their job functions and customers were unable to interact with these companies, whether they wanted to access their accounts, buy products, or make other transactions. On top of those disruptions, everyone felt fear or trepidation because no one knew for sure what caused the blackout or how long they would be without power. In a nutshell, this unplanned event wreaked havoc on thousands of businesses throughout two countries. What this event brought to light, and what the