Missouri business says best practices helped continuity of operations
| 07.10.2007 | 07:11:29 | Views: 3050 | ID:
July 10 '07: In St. Louis, Missouri, severe weather over the last two years, both in the winter and summer seasons, have put enormous strains on the local communities as well as the economy. The St. Louis Dispatch reported that one company took lessons learned from several severe thunderstorms and turned those into ways to keep a continuity of operations for its business.
THF Realty's Risk Manager Sabrina Radney told the Clayton Chamber of Commerce that her company's emergency preparedness plan includes ways to keep the company's computers - and the information stored on those computers - safe.According to the Dispatch, "THF weathered the storm by taking a variety of steps, staring with a disaster recovery plan that was developed after an outage in 2005. ... On the technology side, the company moved its server off-site so files and e-mail could be accessed as soon as possible. ... It also moved laptops into temporary meeting space where they were configured by the IT team to access the relocated sever." Additionally, "The disaster recovery team did a post-mortem and tweaked the plan. An Internet messaging system all employees can check periodically for information and updates was added." Radney said, "Through it all, we were able to operate at approximately 70 percent efficiency. ... We even closed deals. We were tested and came out stronger and smarter as a team." See related report:
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