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DeckerWright Corporation has been serving the Red Bank area since 1984, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Lesson #2 from SuperStorm Sandy

Computers don't float. All the data on computers that were submerged in ocean water during the storm has been lost. In the storm area, 90% of the customers who lost their computers either had no backups, or didn't have adequate offsite backups. So in addition to rebuilding their physical business, these business owners also have to reconstruct their customer lists, orders, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other accounting information. Lesson #2, make sure there are backups, test the backups regularly and keep a copy of the data off-site.
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A Lesson from Super-Storm Sandy

Super-storm Sandy provided a lot of lessons for those of us who live in area subject to major storms of floods.   Having an agile system architecture proved to be one of the biggest lessons.  An agile systems architecture combines both cloud and premised based solutions so that a company’s data is everywhere.   Life is good in IT land when you have power and internet access.  When either of these fail, it causes a problem.  During the storm, we had three weeks of either no or sporadic power.  Internet access was out regionally for some carriers, locally for others, or simply overloaded on the cellular networks.
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