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The Time is ‘Before’ to Cope with Hurricane-Related Storms of Forms

Even though the physical storms are now largely scary, soggy memories, hurricanes Harvey and Irma will swamp many information professionals for months to come as a torrent of claim forms pours across their desks.

Those who deal in paper will find themselves especially hard-pressed to keep up, not only because of the high volume of applications expected, but because so many offices and operations centers themselves likely are still drying out and cleaning up.

Those that are more electronically-minded, however, may have the luxury of getting right back at things as soon as the power returns – and those who had modern disaster recovery plans in place may not even have to wait that long.

The lesson here should be fairly obvious: the time to prepare for a surge of storm-related information processes is well before the physical storm actually hits. You, and your customers, will appreciate the foresight!

If you were caught short, or simply need a hand recovering from Hurricane “Har-ma,” give us a call. We’re here to help.

About the author: Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman helps you do information right by bringing order and discipline to your governance and process practices. Principal Consultant at Holly Group and Co-Founder of the Information Coalition (now merged with ARMA International), he leverages a proven proprietary methodology to optimize everything from strategic planning and needs assessment to vendor selection and user adoption. He is, in short, The Info Gov Guy™, furthering best-practices for finding, leveraging, and protecting your business-critical information. A member of the AIIM Company of Fellows and holder of numerous industry designations, he can be reached at or 617-383-4655.

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