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Lessons Learned: This Time, New Orleans VARs Were Ready




Lessons Learned: This Time, New Orleans VARs Were Ready
Lessons Learned: This Time, New Orleans VARs Were Ready



http://www.crn.com/it-channel/210500009 

By Scott Campbell
ChannelWeb
Sept. 04, 2008

The power is still out, cell phones calls still fail and businesses will 
remain closed today. But New Orleans is breathing a lot easier.

The city took a big hit over the Labor Day weekend from Hurricane 
Gustav, but it was spared the devastation wrought three years earlier by 
Katrina. And this time, local solution providers were ready.

Overall, the evacuation of New Orleans was a more efficient operation 
compared to Katrina. Emergency officials improved their response plan 
following the chaos that ensued during Hurricane Katrina and the same 
can be said for solution providers too. This time, they were better able 
to help customers backup systems and prepare their businesses for the 
possibility of an emergency.

Solution providers along the Gulf Coast developed new strategies after 
Katrina, and Gustav was the first big test to see if the changes would 
prove successful. Several VARs said all their hard work paid off.

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