Sara Peters: E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween

Cloud services and mobility helped E2 stay productive despite power outages and transit shut-downs due to Hurricane Sandy.
11/1/2012 | 12 comments
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freespiritny25   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/9/2012 2:54:34 PM
Tou make a great Sally
You make a great "Sally" the makeup! I am glad E2 was up and running, sounds like you have a very dedicated team. Now the candy...augh!!
glenbren   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/7/2012 1:03:40 PM
Re: more Sandy updates
Nice video Sara, and thanks for the updates! I hope everyone at E2 and UBM is safe and didn't suffer too much damage or loss.
Susan Fourtané   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/7/2012 12:49:37 PM
Re: more Sandy updates

I think it was too much going on for one city, even for New York, with the Marathon, the elections, and Sandy. I agree it was a tough situation. I wouldn't have liked to arrive there just to find out that my hotel reservation was non-existent. On the other hand, people who lost their homes needed a place, too. Do you know what happened to those who travelled for the Marathon at the end?

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Susan Fourtané   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/7/2012 12:37:47 PM
Re: more Sandy updates & the good Cloud

"Your risk management team has to be very carefully weigh which of the three pillars of security -- confidentiality, integrity, and availability -- is most important."

Yes. And there is when a hybrid cloud becomes a good choice. 

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Susan Fourtané   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/7/2012 12:16:10 PM
Re: Lovely video!

I loved the make-up, and hair, too. And the background music! Oh, that red. When I saw you your hair reminded me to a really fiery red I tried some time ago. The towels ended up all red after the first shower, the water looked as blood, quite adequate for Halloween, though it was not. :D That red was fun while it lasted, and never tried it again. 

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Sara Peters   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/6/2012 10:41:44 AM
Re: more Sandy updates & the good Cloud
@Susan  I've always been a fan of cloud services, because I've done a lot of business traveling over the past 7 or 8 years. And of course I appreciated them during Sandy. However I STILL think that companies have to tread carefully in the cloud -- classified data and data protected by strict security/privacy regulations may not belong there. Your risk management team has to be very carefully weigh which of the three pillars of security -- confidentiality, integrity, and availability -- is most important.
Sara Peters   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/6/2012 10:36:18 AM
Re: more Sandy updates
Oh and by the this point you've probably heard that the NYC Marathon WAS CANCELED in the end. There were criticisms of this decision too --- particularly since it was a decision that wasn't announced until the city was already full of people who had traveled from around the world to run. Then again there were some hotels that were weren't honoring marathon runners' room reservations, simply because many of those hotel rooms were already being used by people's homes had been destroyed by the storm, and some hotel owners didn't want to kick those people out.  It was a tough situation all around.
Sara Peters   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/6/2012 10:32:35 AM
Re: Lovely video!
@Susan  Thanks! I'm afraid I can't take much credit for the production. Our video production team did a lovely job of hiding some of my messy apartment behind a Halloweeny image. I can take credit for the make-up and hair though. I'm STILL scrubbing some of that red out of my hair.
Susan Fourtané   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/6/2012 9:32:55 AM
Re: more Sandy updates & the good Cloud
Thanks for the updates, Sara. 

Do you believe more in the good, old cloud services now that you have seen how efficient and useful they could be in case of a disaster? :) 

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Susan Fourtané   E2 Survives Hurricane & Halloween   11/6/2012 9:24:32 AM
Lovely video!

What a lovely video! I loved the production, and the mix of news from New York, Sandy, Halloween. The brave CIO also deserves good credit there! Thanks for the very lovely video. :) 


P.S. I can always help with candy. :D
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