Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Mobile Business PCs
Intel IT has found that mobile business PCs have been crucial to enabling business continuity during a variety of disaster situations.
We have standardized on a mobile business PC solution for Intel’s highly mobile workforce, because they enable employees to work productively, with full computing capabilities, from any location. To further support remote collaboration, we also use tools such as Voice over IP (VoIP)-based videoconferencing and unified messaging.
We have found that these technologies also enable employees to continue working effectively during disasters that impact individual locations or entire regions.
• Using laptops, employees telecommute when flooding or snowstorms made it impossible to access their offices.
• During regional disasters, employees stranded by travel restrictions have been able to work from any location.
• At locations suffering brief or unexpected power outages, laptops enable employees to continue working unaffected, using battery power.
Overall, we estimate that about 7,500 of Intel’s 80,000 employees have experienced disruptive events in which their mobile business PCs played an essential role in enabling them to continue working productively.
Intel has also provided laptops for humanitarian relief efforts following natural disasters that destroyed infrastructure, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Mobile PCs and wireless communications provided immediately available technology infrastructure that assisted relief workers and victims.
Read the full Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Mobile Business PCs Brief.