Welcome to the final blog in our technology planning series. You now know how
to develop a well-thought-out plan and how to conduct a technology assessment.
Now let's look at technologydisaster preparedness"> disaster preparedness.
## **Preparing for Disaster **
We don't mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post kind of disaster, though
frequent backups can help there. We're thinking more along the lines of
surviving Mother Nature's wrath: tornado, hurricane, flood, fire. How do you
keep your technology and your organization running and meeting constituents''
needs when your primary location is destroyed or inaccessible?
Big companies and universities have detailed Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)
outlining the off-site locations of backup servers, roles and
responsibilities, emergency contacts, etc. You should too, even if on a
smaller scale. By having a plan in place, you can deepen ensure continuity and
## Here Are Our Top Ten Disaster Preparation Strategies
1. We can't say it enough: keep your data backed up! There are two options:
remote and local. With remote, your computer automatically sends your data to
a remote center at specified internals. With local, your computer copies your
data to a second hard drive or other media source, either manually ...