Disaster can strike anywhere

Disaster strikes one of our work at home employees

Even Janco Associates is not immune to disasters.  Just this past week one of our key employees completely lost their connectivity.  It seems that the modem that connected their work at home site to the internet stopped working intermittently. It should have been an easy problem to identify however that same modem had just been swapped out a few weeks ago.

When the problem occurred the disaster plan and business continuity plan that we had in place saved the.  While waiting for the connectivity to be re-established an iPad and a laptop provided sufficient connectivity to keep that employee operational.  Connectivity was obtained via both a secure and some “public access” points.

The primary secure access point was via SmartPhone, cellular device internet access and insecure public access points  like the public library and retail store outlets like Starbucks and McDonald’s. Though that was not idea, at least communication could be maintained with the employee and key customers. See https://www.e-janco.com/DisasterPlanningRiskAssessment.html

Granted that is not an ideal situation however with s

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.