Sins of Omission
There's nothing like a day away from the distractions caused by electricity, to give us pause to ask these important questions and to think about how we'd do business in any event of mass disruption affecting our companies. Much of the resistance to planning for business continuity comes from a natural inclination to believe that, whatever the theoretical problem, it couldn't happen here or it couldn't happen to me. After all, this isn't Baghdad, or some third-world country. Our governments have everything under control.
Hopefully, this event will be a wake-up call, not only for governments with responsiblity for provision of essential services, but also for corporate executives with the responsibility for their own business continuity under all conditions, not just under the most fortunate circumstances imaginable.