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Yes, They Still Need Us!

Written by  RICHARD L. ARNOLD, CBCP July 7, 2010

Lately there has been some discussion among people outside of our industry about priorities and where disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) fall in this faltering economy. In fact, some have proposed to back-burner BC activities. Are they right? Probably not! With the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, disaster, it is time to take stock of what has happened in business continuity since that day. The industry had to change the way we think, the way we plan and the way we prepare, and we did. If we only look at the events of 2010, only six months in, we have suffered one catastrophic flood, the great Nashville flood and we are in the midst of the worst oil spill in the history of our country. Granted, one of these events could not be predicted or controlled. Mother Nature has a will of her own. But, questions remain about


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