Does your business have a business continuity plan? A Disaster Recovery Plan? Even a Pandemic Plan? Does that plan include any of the processes to provide remote access to employees? Can your business continue its normal operations? Is your data replicated to another data center, branch office, or even the cloud for that matter in the event of a weather-related incident that may destroy your infrastructure?
THE RACE TO TELECOMMUTING
Today businesses are scrambling to not only implement these remote worker plans but also to add in safeguards for their data. All this has been brought to light due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As you can see in the news, the outbreak has some similarities when compared to weather-related incidents. An example of this is the cancellation of major events and the temporary closing of many businesses.
Many businesses today do not have a teleworking solution and therefore are unable to send employees home for extended amounts of time. Implementing a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan is essential in keeping your business working and servicing its customers during these difficult times. An important aspect of the planning is making sure your staff or the enterprise connected reliably to its systems and therefore engaged during work hours.
REMOTE ACCESS SOLUTION
With a multitude of options for remote-access then which one is the right solution for your business. It all depends on the platforms or systems used today and the amount of staff that will be accessing them. There is also the issue around the security of that data and how your business plans to protect it now that everyone is remote. Many healthcare and financial businesses may need to take into account compliance issues such as GPDR, HIPAA, or PCI compliance. Is your business compliant at this time?