"It may be strange coming from a company that deals with providing businesses technology, but remember technology enables humans to do business with other human beings," said Van Allen.
The first thing Van Allen recommends is to look at the people and nontechnological aspects of business.
"How are nontechnical aspects going to exist and operate if something were to happen?" asks Van Allen. "I always say, 'Just look at it for a few days, not months. Start there and very simply.'"