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Leveraging Wireless Technology in BC/DR

Written by  PAUL KIRVAN, FBCI, CISA Wednesday, 04 January 2012 21:23

Developments in wireless communications have been nothing short of amazing in the past 10 years. We can easily communicate anywhere in the world – not just by phone but also via the Internet – all on a hand-held device. We eagerly await the next iPhone or other personal data management aids. We are equally concerned when major wireless players such as Research in Motion (RIM) have difficulty keeping their systems operational. Regardless of the pros and cons of wireless technology at the consumer level, when we turn our attention to emergency response, business continuity, and disaster recovery, wireless communications are truly essential. Wireless products and services help you execute your emergency plans quickly and efficiently when time really counts. Wireless Technology Options Let’s begin by examining traditional wireless technologies and their use in emergency situations. The following technologies provide network