For CIOs, the horrific events in Texas should serve as a call to action to revisit your HIE and make sure your organization is prepared to access and share data in an emergency, says Sue Schade.
The impact of a natural disaster can by felt by many – not just those who are directly affected – and can last for years, says Kate Huvane Gamble, recalling her experience with a hurricane five years ago.
Having solid core values and leaders who model positive behavior is always important – but never more so than during a crisis, says CIO Bill Rieger, who talks about his team’s experience during Hurricane Matthew.
In an ideal world, outages wouldn’t happen. But in reality they do, and having a team that can come together, assess the situation, and work together to restore systems makes all the difference, says Sue Schade.
Disaster recovery and business continuity plans can never be thorough enough, and should never take a back seat, says CIO Dan Morreale, describing the strange event that resulted in a recent downtime.