Business continuity and remote working can help to minimise revenue loss during the Olympics
Business continuity and remote working can help to minimise revenue loss during the Olympics disruption, according to experts at Citrix and Frontier Technology.
Looking ahead to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Frontier Technolgy and Citrix are offering businesses pragmatic advice on how to prepare for the planned disruption scheduled throughout the UK during the Games. With surveys indicating that a third of businesses have not yet made assessments regarding the impact of the Games on staff, and with only 13 percent having set in place provisions to ensure that increases in workflow can be managed carefully, it’s evident that businesses must begin to plan ahead.
Frontier Technology is one of Europe’s leading providers of IT solutions and consultancy. Frontier Continuity Service (FCS) is the firm’s hosted business continuity solution developed in-house by Managing Director Edwin Wong. It offers a cost effective business continuity service which completely removes the need for firms to involve their IT department in the management ofessential data.
Edwin Wong explains: “The Olympic Games is a once in a lifetime event for many, with staff wanting to book time off work, and over 9.2 million tickets expected to be sold. But UK businesses are still unprepared and unaware of the huge impact the Olympic Games will have on their business and their staff. It‘s essential to have the correct measures in place to ensure that businesses do not lose revenue. A flexible workforce provides a firm with so many benefits, and this will be especially apparent during the Games with the scheduled disruption to transport.”
Patrick Irwin, UK & Ireland product marketing manager at Citrix, commented: “Businesses have already started to embrace desktop virtualisation, and take up is only set to increase further in the coming two years. Looking ahead to the Olympics, and the potential disruption it could cause from a business continuity point of view, desktop virtualisation will enable employees to seamlessly access their exact work environment from any location or device.”
Citrix and Frontier have joined forces to host a forum on 11th May to offer advice. Gary Locker, Business Contingency Specialist at The City of London Corporation, Alex Hill from Citrix and Edwin Wong, Managing Director of Frontier Technology will be holding a roundtable discussion forum which will focus on contingency planning, business continuity and remote working. The meeting will give delegates the opportunity to learn more about the proposed 2012 Olympics disruptions, freely discuss business issues and fire questions at the panel.
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