My latest tech column for the ABA Journal is called “Got Disaster? Your On-Hand Technology Can See You Through.”
This column grew out of a podcast Tom Mighell and I did called Technology in a Time of Emergency, which was, in a way, our response to the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and which also grew out of some long power outages I went through over the years and the history of how blogging and social media have played roles in major natural and other disasters. I recommend the podcast episode highly – it’s one of our favorites and it has a lot of useful information and insights.
This ABA Journal column is a short version of some of the ideas in the podcast, distilled down to a few main take-aways.
The money quote:
I don’t want to downplay the importance of data backup and disaster recovery. However, in a real disaster, our concerns are more personal, more visceral and more immediate than just our data.
The article focuses on four key areas – electricity conservation, SMS, smartphones and apps, and Twitter and social media – and gives a few ideas on ways they can help you when you face the unexpected. Although I hope you never have to use any of these ideas, it’s best to be prepared.
Check out the article here.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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