As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we find ourselves impacted in ways we have not previously considered. Dealing with new challenges has pushed everyone out of their comfort zones and forced us to reconsider what is actually essential.
In the event of a widespread emergency, such as COVID-19, VCOM DRaaS enables users of critical communications systems to continue to work from home or other remote locations outside the office or studio.
As a result of COVID-19, we have to broaden our definition of disaster preparedness to include events that might not impact the physical world or our facilities but that still leave us operating in a changed environment — one that requires rapid responses and flexibility.
Whether it’s sudden disruption from innovation, a natural disaster, or a pandemic forcing people to stay home, business must continue, and this means networking systems and processes must anticipate unexpected change.
As organizations in all sectors have rapidly emptied their offices and sent their employees home to comply with ever more expansive shelter-in-place and quarantine mandates, replicating the full breadth of services remotely has been IT’s singular priority.
The Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak is a human tragedy with very real business and economic consequences. Business leaders globally are in uncharted territory as together we face the challenges surrounding the recent pandemic and resulting economic impact. Insight into how others aligned specifically with our industries are reacting, overcoming current challenges, and planning for tomorrow can provide us with not only comfort, but a shared community of learning and preparation.
Questions and answers from Uptime Institute’s webinar
April 3, 2020
On March 18, Uptime Institute hosted the webinar COVID-19: Minimizing critical facility risk. Much of the content was based on the Uptime Institute report COVID-19: Minimizing critical facility risk.
Here, you’ll find the questions attendees submitted and the corresponding answers provided by Uptime Institute experts.
It wasn’t that long ago that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) implemented rolling blackouts throughout California in an effort to prevent wildfires — an unprecedented move in the U.S. It raised the question of how companies that rely on networks to run their businesses prepare for power outages.