Student: Stanley

Week 6 Business

They are 2 discussion boards post below. read and Reply to each discussion post 100 words per each response so total 200words. Responses should demonstrate critical thinking and comprehension of the discussion topic and are strengthened when they are supported by additional research. You are expected to provide supporting details for your response; that support may come from the points covered in the readings and additional external research all source must be cited and listed (appropriately cited) in APA Week 6 Discussion While I don't have an account to the New York Times, I did find an article from Georgia Tech that discusses the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Laura Diamond reported that because communication systems were down, workers could not contact the port to know if they were needed. Employees couldn’t get to work because of extensive damage in the surrounding areas. Also, there were not enough provisions for backup power (Diamond, 2015). To prevent this in the future, back-up systems for communication are needed. Also, critical equipment should be positioned above flood levels and officials should stockpile emergency materials, such as fuel. Hopefully, the City of New Orleans has revisited its plan to think about back-up the communications needs for the next critical situation. The plan should include live drills to ensure critical resources to understand the various communication options available. In many ways, the article from Diamond illustrates the cause and effect of bad planning. Another problem the author points out is inadequate back-up power considerations. The city may have the best communications infrastructure on the planet but if there is no way to provide power - it's worthless. Both of these items should part of active discussions in regards to the City's planning and maintenance program Week 6 - Business Continuity Planning - Maintenance (Discussion): John W. Maintaining the Business Continuity Plan is a vital function of any organization. Discuss what we mean by "maintaining the plan" and provide discussion on the main considerations for doing so. When discussing “maintaining the plan”, it is referring to frequent testing procedures, that are designed to mitigate potential risks, and to ensure the protective procedure are efficient. It also means recognizing the potential risks for your organizations, and ensuring that employees and resources are protected, and that they can function in the event of a disaster. As mentioned above, and from what we read in our discussions,” maintain the plan” is essential, so that everyone involved is prepared in the event of a disaster. Review the "Lessons Learned from First Responders" link and please provide your perspective on several of the suggestions provided. If you cannot access this link due to subscription errors, please just do general research and provide key lessons learned by first responders from Katrina that applied to Harvey. There were a lot of lessons learned from Katrina that applied to Harvey, but three stick out them most to me, starting with paperwork. As mentioned in the article when federal authorities requested military help for New Orleans, it took four days to get approval, after Katrina, FEMA staff led an effort to get military authorizations pre-written and approved. Secondly, rescuers have had time to learn from their mistakes, and prepare themselves with more training. Lastly emergencies were already prepared and available. Overall, we as a country learned from our losses, and stepped up for this disaster. With proper plans, actions to be taken, and training, Houston was better prepared for the disaster (Philipps, 2017). Resources: Philipps, D. (2017, September 7). Seven Hard Lessons Federal Responders to Harvey Learned from Katrina. Retrieved April 8, 2020, from

Budget: $10.00

Due on: April 24, 2020 00:00

Posted: 12 months ago.

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