Unusually for a Wednesday morning, no-one is currently in our office in Guildford. There isn’t a fire, and we haven’t all been struck down by the flu, it’s our disaster recovery scenario! Unlike last time, this was a planned (although secret) scenario for the office, so we all quickly unplugged our laptop chargers and moved over to our coffee shop of choice, to get connected and back online in about 5 minutes (minus queuing for tea and coffee).
Armed with caffeinated beverages, everyone was soon back online, taking support calls and doing everything we usually would be doing, just in a place with a few more leather sofas. With ubiquitous Wi-Fi which is simple to connect to, downtime has been minimal, and unless we blogged about it, none of our customers would even notice. This scenario shows that as we work in the cloud, we can work anywhere. If you were unfortunate enough to have a significant problem in your office, you can be assured that your organisation can be just as effective out of the office as in it.
Our temporary office