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Tell us what you think about Mike Talon's advice about disaster prevention by providing remote access to employees, as featured in the Jan. 7 Disaster Recovery e-newsletter. Has your organization found a cost effective remote access solution?

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BC and DR must include remote access

by pegasusi In reply to DR should include remote ...

Mike
BC and DR must address remote access. Without remote access the enterprise does not have a workable plan. I have been building these DR Plans for over 25 years and I can tell you flat out without remote access to the enterprise applications and data, the company will fail. It does not take a Transit strike to make it impossible for employees to get to work. I have had situations where a business had a fire on the same block and it shut down the business because the employees were not allowed into the work site. There are cost effective ways to achieve this, however most companies choose to hide their head in the sand on this issue until the inevitable happens and then it is to late.
Just about ever, employee currently has cable TV, for about $44. Per month and a proper security Internet enabled interface, your employees can work right from home, which is a very minimum cost when you consider the cost of shutting down the business. The R.O.I. for putting an alternate plan in place averages 150% when this type of thing happens. We setup companies with live access to their systems to a remote site, which further ensures access to their applications and data which means the company does not shut down.
Dr. Larry Castle. GlobalDisaster Recovery Planner

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Absolutes...

by generalist In reply to BC and DR must include re ...

I'm glad you said "just about every employee has cable TV" because there are too many people who would imply that "everybody" has cable.

Being one of the apparent minority who lives in a cable accessible area but does not have cable, I would be one of the exceptions who would have to work via the Internet or come up with another connection solution.

That poses the problem of whether having cable could be considered a business expense if all you do is use it for is work. The IRS might geta little picky about such things unless you have proof from the company that cable is needed for their job.

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