During times of disaster, the U.S.
Even to a casual observer, the past several months have seemed atypical, as not just one but a series of catastrophic natural and manmade disasters have occurred.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, yet less than 25 percent of U.S. schools currently teach computer science related courses.
Many small businesses use a local computer to service their customers, whether it is simply for email where the compute and storage requirements are relatively minimal, all the way to running their complete business including marketing, sales management, finance, customer relationship management.
More than a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, only 26% of its residents have electricity, more than 3,000 are still in shelters and only half its roads are passable.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation wants to ensure that every business and chamber of commerce is adequately prepared before, during, and after disasters.