Creating a business and ensuring it’s running properly means understanding that it’s important to view things from all angles and that includes planning for the worst. Are you prepared if an information breach occurs or your connections to your communications system go down?
The right business continuity plan means that you are able to maintain operations in the event that something happens; by assessing risk and mitigating potential loss you’ll be more effectively equipped to keep things rolling as smoothly as possible. It’s also important to consider the part that mobile plays with creating a plan.
‘Because much of operational IT today is distributed across mobile devices, they are a key component of a successful business continuity policy. Barring the loss or failure of a given device, users typically have the applications they need with them at all times. Users often have multiple devices, and the loss of any single device, while inconvenient, needn’t be the end of the world. Even physical damage to a workplace shouldn’t be a problem, because anywhere there’s wireless connectivity can become a temporary office. A bigger issue, however, is the development of a business continuity policy that ensures access to shared data and applications — the backbone of mobile operations today. There’s usually not enough space on a given device to hold all of the data required by any given user. And collaborative work is the norm, so a strategy to maintain mobile data access is always required.’ (Craig Mathias, searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com)
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