Seven months ago a huge hurricane with the code-name Sandy, hit the North East US. Major states, including New York & New Jersey, were heavily impacted for many weeks afterwards. People lost their lives, their homes and businesses and until today thousands are still struggling to get back on their feet. What I will say through my article is the view of a tech-guy on the problems we faced on infrastructure, predictions, security and disaster recovery and common mistakes that even big businesses with branded support couldn't avoid.
Prepare for the worst - Hope for the best.
When it comes to prediction and preparedness for a natural catastrophe or a simple data-failure accident, the least you can expect from your I.T. guy is to protect your business’s and clients’ data. Nowadays there are hundreds of different roads that a sophisticated I.T. manager can follow. At the end of the day what counts is how many hours the business was down, and what data was lost or incapable of restoration.