Any unplanned event which prevents the business from operating normally may be qualified as disaster. Planned events which have unexpected outcomes can as well be considered as a disaster. There are two main categories for classifying disasters:

  • Human error
  • Power supply failure
  • Network or telecommunication outage
  • Hardware failure or software malfunction (bug)
  • Hacking or theft
  • Computer virus


  • Cyclone
  • Earthquake
  • Flood (Port-Louis, 30th March 2013)
  • Fire

Flood on March 2013 in Port Louis

Read more... Outcomes of a disaster
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