A water main break wreaks havoc on a business’s facility. Civil rioting forces employees to steer clear of their main facility. A fire reduces a building to a gutted, ashy shell. A mass software update requires all hands on deck. Heavy rains and flash flooding make a downtown commute out of the question. A booming business requires a new facility faster than it can expand.
You might place some of these events on opposite ends of the disaster spectrum, but they all have one thing in common: They’re all real-life examples of situations that had the potential to cause significant business interruptions.
|Mobile bank branch open for business |
Photo courtesy of Service Credit Union
During a recent Association of Contingency Planners webinar, Rentsys National Sales Manager David Tedford and one of our clients, Service Credit Union CIO Bill Arnold, spoke about how businesses can gain the most value from their contracted business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions by implementing them for both disaster- and non-disaster-related scenarios.
Service Credit Union, for example, has used a mobile bank branch to recover from a fire and to accommodate customers during a branch expansion project.
The webinar is over, but to hear more about Service Credit Union’s experiences, you can access the recorded presentation here.