Communications Solutions for Pandemic Planning
This paper explores the business risks posed by one aspect of a pandemic: how to handle communications in this critical time. It also suggests some ways for enterprises to limit the economic impact of such a disaster by adopting flexible communications architecture. Such planning would for instance allow employees to work at home to avoid risk, or to move critical operations to areas less affected, significantly mitigating risks for enterprises and employees. Pandemic preparations fall into two basic categories: Short Term - when facilities may only need to be temporarily evacuated; Longer Term - when operations may need to be re-located for an unspecified duration of time.