As a follow up to our report on the 28th, it seems that Egypt restored Internet service yesterday.  In the aftermath of this event, it is even more obvious how important it is to have important information at your fingertips and with others.  When trying to manage an evacuation, it really helps if your passport number, country and expiration date, birth date, full name, gender, cell phone number, email address, current location and desired destination are stored with your travel agent, school’s program director, immediate family member contact, etc.

Don’t count on the Internet and other communication services to be up and running from the epicenter of whatever situation you find yourself in.  Be prepared.

Photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com.

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Andrew Orr, Jr. serves as a Special Projects Director. Andy is responsible for taking the product development lead for certain large products being launched, including HTH Mobile and HTH Appointment Scheduling. Andy has an extensive entrepreneurial and technical background. He has served as HTH IT Director in the past as well as president of a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Andy earned his Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University.

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