New Study Reveals Remote Workforce Challenges During Emergency Situations

Telework Exchange and Intel announced the results of the “Mobilizing Against Pandemic” study, evaluating public- and private-sector’s business continuity and mobile IT infrastructure standings.

The study reveals that 81 percent of government and business IT decision makers have written business continuity plans. However, the study finds an inflated IT confidence – both sectors report implementation challenges and lack assurance that employees could work remotely during an emergency.

Prescription for a Cure

The “Mobilizing Against Pandemic” study outlines five simple steps organizations can take to support a mobile workforce:

Step 1: Education – Engage Management
Step 2: Social Distancing – Utilize Remote Access
Step 3: Empower – Provide Mobile Equipment
Step 4: Vaccinate – Lock Down Mobile Security
Step 5: House Calls – Establish Mobile Support Systems

“It is no longer a question of if, but when organizations will need to utilize their business continuity plans,” said Nigel Ballard, Director of Federal Marketing, Intel. “The reality is that IT has a false positive on plans and falls short on implementation. Organizations must assess current inventory and address shortfalls, before operations grind to a halt.”

To download the full study results, please visit

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