As anyone who lives in the UK knows, when snow arrives, the majority of the country comes to a standstill. For some reason it’s impossible for many of us to get on with everyday business. Whether the roads are too icy to use or the train companies shut down their services, it’s inevitable that millions of employees will not make it into work. Recently we saw the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ causing mayhem up and down the country. The Centre for Economics and Business Research calculated this cost the UK around £1bn per day, which I’m sure you’ll agree, is a huge amount of money.
So what can businesses do about it?
We can’t prevent snow falling but what we can do is proactively prepare for it, meaning if staff have to work from home, communication with colleagues and access to the network is uninterrupted, minimising the impact on productivity. This is now possible by implementing one or several of the few revolutionary Cisco Collaboration products that will be discussed in this article.