Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Are you ready for a crisis?

Next week we will be chatting with some local people who are using Web 2.0 tools in creative ways to address the hurricane season. I'd like to hear what your business or organizations are doing to prepare for a storm? What tools have you found helpful- from Twitter to blogs to Instant Message? Share some of your best practices and ideas!

Join us Thursday June 18th from 6-9, as we discuss best practices with three panelists. For more details on the event and to RSVP, click here: http://budurl.com/sksd


  1. FSC Interactive has basecamp in place for all of our accounts, so clients are already involved in the conversation and are comfortable using that as the hub for conversation. I am on Skype and AIM for chatting.

    For Gustav, Tweetdeck rocked. I followed news and folks who stayed in different columns, and the citizen journalists gave me the most valuable info.

  2. I'm excited about this b/c we need an evacuation plan for Launch Pad. There are multiple people working here running different businesses.

    Our policy is that Launch Pad is open unless there is a mandatory evacuation in New Orleans. We have a very active Google Group for internal messaging that we will communicate through during hurricanes.

    But, can't wait to learn more about what everyone else is doing.

  3. We don't use Web 2.0 at LPHI. We have fully replicated infrastructure in Baton Rouge. Anyone that is issued a laptop can work from it through a Cisco VPN client if they followed regulations and got it serviced before evacuations through the helpdesk. I recently reviewed my declared destination during evacuations. It was New Orleans, since I am responsible for all these Microsoft based communications systems. I will be optimizing the manual switchover from our server room across the street from the Superdome. After these responsibilities are dealt with I will hopefully be able to help with CAEP as an http://evacuteer.org