Last week, Xfinity had an outage that virtually covered the entire state of Florida. Immediately the conspiracies started flying. Maybe it was Russia or China, or maybe 100 other reasons. The reality is that a cut fiber optic cable disrupted 72% of landline and internet customers, while 26% had a total blackout.
Many organizations, reliance on IT means that they cannot operate if their system goes down. In today’s world, every company is part of the IT industry and needs to prepare for disasters. If this sounds like your company, and it should, you must have either a disaster recovery plan or a business continuity plan, or both in place, so when the worst happens, you get back online as swiftly as possible.