Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:47 PM PDT
The disruption that the Olympic Games could cause to London's transport infrastructure, and the resulting effect on businesses and organisations has been well documented and should not be underestimated. We have already seen advice from the Games organisers suggesting that employees should be allowed to work at home during the event. As a result both public and some private sector organisations have started to implement plans and hold practice runs for such an eventuality. However, with so many employees working from home for the first time there is a lot more for organisations to take into consideration than at first glance. As the pressure on public transport and road networks reaches its zenith, it is extremely likely that we will see a dramatic increase in the number of employees who will be working from home, in order to avoid the disruption, particularly in the build up to popular events. However, with such a sudden pressure on organisations' IT networks the chances of a systems crash increases dramatically. Patrick Oliver Graf Sales Director at NCP Engineering believes that businesses must be savvier about how they can prepare for this event: "With so many employees potentially working from home during the Olympic [...]
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