The pairing of business continuity and alternate sites has around for some time. Whether hot, warm, cold, mirrored or even mobile, the idea is to provide facilities for an organisation to continue to function, at least at a basic level, if disaster strikes normal operations. The question that arises is how close or how far such an alternate site should be located. There are good reasons for locating an alternate site close to an employees’ usual place of work, as there are also for moving it into a completely different geographical region. However, recent developments may mean that the distance discussion may be becoming less relevant.
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Business continuity and alternate site decisions involve a number of possible trade-offs. Depending on the budget to be made available or the flexibility possible in recovering operations for different sites, an alternate site policy can differ from one case to another. (more…)
CSO Online article highlights the results from a recent Telework Exchange research report, finding organization’s expect staff to work from home in a pandemic but do not provide adequate resources for them to be able to do this.
Full article at CSO Online
The teleworking provisions in your Business Continuity Plans must be included as part of your test regime to ensure that this aspect of your plan will work as anticipated.