Everything But Contingency Planning
Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that businesses today are not spending sufficient information technology money on risk management activities. This is especially true with small and medium sized organizations of fewer than five hundred employees. The purpose of this paper is to identify technology projects that are not; strictly speaking, contingency planning projects, but that will create contingencies as a side benefit. The author will bypass the subject of business process identification in favor of end-result improvements in remote connectivity, communications, network availability, and the paradigm change associated with telecommuting initiatives.