Thankfully natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew don’t come along all that often. But when they do, there’s nothing quite like a hurricane to focus the IT mind on the potential impact this kind of storm can have on a business. It’s not so much the winds a hurricane creates that most organizations have trouble coping with as it is the amount of flooding that usually occurs and the almost inevitable loss of electrical power.
Starting today Hurricane Matthew is expected to slam into Florida and perhaps continue on up the coast as far as North Carolina before being pushed out to sea. That should limit the potential damage to a relatively narrow swath of the southeastern U.S.
Unfortunately, far too many businesses inside and outside that region still don’t have a particularly good disaster preparedness plan in place from an IT perspective.