Years later, the Brooklyn waterfront warehouse still remains a poster child example of poor disaster planning following its 2015 tragedy. However, not everything was destroyed when this building was engulfed in insatiable flames, leaving – banking, medical, court, and other confidential documents exposed.
It’s still unclear what caused the massive 7-alarm fire. The extent of damage to the building, the records, and the reputation of the record custodians, is overwhelming as social security numbers, bank checks, medical records and other sensitive information soil the surrounding beaches.
See The New York Times story: Fire at a Brooklyn Warehouse Puts Private Lives on Display
Are you prepared?
Managing your content with a well designed document management system provides powerful disaster recovery and other significant benefits.
- If disaster strikes, reestablish business operations quickly in an alternative facility
- Protect sensitive information and digital documents from becoming exposed as a result of disaster
- Minimize risks by using retention settings and controls to help purge unnecessary documents
While it is not possible to completely prevent disasters from occurring, it is possible to mitigate the extent of damage to company data careful planning.
Comprehensive disaster planning includes:
- Digitizing archival records (including paper destruction)
- Implementing a paperless workplace
- Applying proper retention
- Establishing backup and data redundancy
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