Computer World: With flu pandemic alert, firms urged to review disaster recovery plans

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Computerworld - With the first flu pandemic in 41 years officially declared today by The World Health Organization (WHO), companies are again being urged to make sure that business continuity plans are in place and they’re prepared for the outbreak.

As the number of H1N1 influenza cases neared 30,000 worldwide, the WHO raised the pandemic warning level from phase five to six – its highest alert.

That prompted Gartner Inc. ot tell its clients to review their procedures for dealing with a pandemic, such as identifying critical-skill employees and their replacements — and emphasizing good hygiene. Otherwise, it said, companies should stay the course.

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