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Published: 30 Oct 2012

When we scheduled this month's Cover Story on disaster recovery planning (see "Will your disaster recovery plan work?" ), we had no inkling that a disaster beyond even Sept. 11 proportions would dominate the news. Sadly, we must now contemplate the disabling and possible disappearance of several large cities. My first, second and third thoughts were of the human tragedy, the loss of a unique cultural resource and the further degradation of an entire region that has long lagged behind national averages in many measurements. But then I got to thinking: How can IT people plan and prepare for disasters of this magnitude? With an uncertain climactic future and a volatile geopolitical climate, this isn't an unreasonable question. Our Cover Story will help you prepare for "ordinary" disasters. Is there something to be done about extraordinary ones before they happen? Our society is at a crossroads that we're slow to recognize. We talk about being an information society, but have we done enough to protect that aspect of it? When societies moved to being urban, it ... Access >>>

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