The GAP in DR/BCP/EM Technology
Recently I attended a concert at my grandchildren’s school in a small, rural community in Upstate New York. A small child in the row behind me was using what appeared to me to be a tablet computer. Amazed by the use of technology, even by very young children, I had thoughts of how widespread the use of sophisticated technology had become, even in remote areas. There have been times when I felt government agencies and some businesses assumed the presence and use of technologies to be far greater than actual. I challenged a DHS employee on the use of GIS and various mapping capabilities, stating that rural communities lacked such capabilities. He replied that his information was just the opposite, that the use of GIS and other mapping functions was very popular and widespread.