My Personal Cloud-Like Business Continuity Plan
Local establishments with free wifi can serve as temporary offices for many during times of crisis.
November 09, 2012
After working out of a Starbucks for most of the past two weeks, it's safe to say that without the mega coffee chain, my work life would have been much more difficult following superstorm Sandy. Starbucks and other similar chains, such as Panera Bread, have become business continuity (BC) providers for many professionals in the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. In a way, they are unofficial "cloud" BC providers. In full disclosure, my home in northern New Jersey was without power until last weekend and it still remains without cable service, which includes my internet access. Like many of my neighbors, a Starbucks a few miles away that never lost power or internet connectivity has served as a lifeline -- both to our respective offices, but also to our increasingly wired lives (online bank... Read full story on Wall Street & Technology
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