How the pandemic is forcing businesses to reevaluate their remote working and continuity practices

The strategy to work from home is a valid, proportional response to a pandemic (and many other Disaster Recovery scenarios). The problem many businesses are facing is that though some employees can and do work from home, the vast majority of office-based employees don’t, aren’t equipped to and possibly shouldn’t. Therefore, this perceived panacea to the current situation needs further thought and practical scrutiny before firms roll it out across their entire workforce.

For over 20 years, I’ve worked with thousands of businesses on workplace continuity plans, and the following 5 key considerations must always be reviewed:

Devices and connectivity