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Extended Stay - Is Sustainability Testing The Way of the Future?

Written by  CRAIG NICKS April 26, 2011

When the G20 Summit came to Toronto in June 2010, many businesses thought their preparations would be adequate for what lay ahead. They had tested their systems the same way that had been done many times over the previous years. The staff was well-educated on business continuity, and they had verified that employees could work from the alternate work sites that had been set up. In most cases business continuity coordinators and planners thought they had looked at all the possibilities. But, were they truly prepared and ready? This was something new, something different. Very few corporations, if any, had ever done long-term testing before. Even fewer had been forced out of their primary site for so long without there being a disaster of some sort attached. So what was being missed or overlooked? What questions weren’t asked that needed to be asked?After the summit was over, businesses began to

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