Overall, 5,300 flights were cancelled as of Wednesday morning of last week. Major airports such as Logan Airport in Boston and Chicago O’Hare were forced to close temporarily. As the storm walloped the Midwest and East Coast, it was billed as the worst in decades and left many hoping that the myth of the groundhog is true – an early Spring for us this year. But business can’t grind to a halt while we wait for Spring.
Natural disasters like snowpocalypse, earthquakes and hurricanes, or health disasters like H1N1, can’t be avoided. We must be prepared for them. The need for a strong teleworking infrastructure in business and government is becoming more and more apparent. Telework is a simple solution to help ensure workers stay safe and productivity stays high.
Telepresence allows companies and their employees to maintain business continuity even when weather and other circumstances prevent meeting in person. In today’s competitive environment, it’s important to demonstrate that business is operating as usual to partners, customers and employees. Telepresence is also a money-saver. It’s a sustainable alternative that’s eliminating the need for travel and allowing us to meet face-to-face from different locations, while helping curb CO2 emissions.
To learn more about telepresence and business continuity, please visit the Resource Center.