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Today on Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Hurricane Sandy flooded power stations, tunnels, took out power for everyone below 39th Street in Manhattan and wreaked havoc and unimaginable devastation from Atlantic City, NJ across the entire South Shore of Long Island.  Another “once in a hundred year storm” just a year after Hurricane Irene … and this one was far worse. In some locations, good old-fashioned twisted-pair copper phone lines (knows as POTS, Plain Old Telephone Service) was the first to go down.  This is highly unusual as it is usually the last service to go out.  But this storm was business unusual. Next, low-end data centers without adequate back-up generators went. This took out thousands of websites and email accounts. Then, six to eight hours after the power failures, anyone with a triple play digital phone system lost phone service.  What could anyone stay connected during this kind of natural disaster?  The answer is a robust business continuity plan. Check out shellypalmer.com for more information.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 1, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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