February 11, 2005

How managers can cover all 'business continuity' bases

Author: Ian Palmer

While regulatory compliance directives, terrorism,
worldwide epidemics, power outages, and corporate
network breaches are prompting more enterprises to
implement business continuity plans, experts are
advising firms to cover all the bases.

"Think back to what happened in Singapore when SARS
was prevalent
and people tried to work from home,"
said Belinda Wilson, executive director of HP Business Continuity & Availability. "What they soon found out
was that the telephone and communications IT
infrastructure couldn't support that many users trying
to work online, so it brought down the whole network."

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