Date Added: Sep 2011
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes can cause unpredictable losses for any business small or large. Sensitive computer equipment is particularly vulnerable to water damage, electrical shock and other kinds of damage associated with hurricanes and earthquakes. These kinds of damage can destroy data on the computers as well as backups of the data stored in off-site facilities when the natural disaster strikes a city. Businesses rely heavily upon their data for day-to-day operations including administrative functions, sales and customer service. Business productivity can be highly impacted by the loss of even a single computer, data file, or software configuration. Loss of data can stop these operations or business completely until the data is re-created or restored from a backup.