By Cameron Abbott, Warwick Andersen, and Max Evans
As the world grinds to a halt following
the dispersion of COVID-19 and businesses around the globe experience a
significant downturn, more and more businesses are turning towards their
Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in order to mitigate the potential
impacts of this worldwide emergency on business sustainability. However, a key
aspect of BCP’s is that they encapsulate the full scale of collateral issues
that may arise from such an emergency.
From a technology perspective, BCP’s
need to consider access. This issue is twofold: being access to premises
in which businesses operate in order to correct system defects and system
outages, as well as access to external premises that provide technology
services such as data storage or data security services.