By Scott Campbell
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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