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Assuming that you have an IT platform and business model that supports these requirements, there is a very real issue that we could remain locked in this situation for many months, during which time employees may experience technical difficulties with their remote set up or hardware. This is not something that is built into any Business Continuity Plans (BCP), because the extended social isolation is often missing in any standard plan.

Depending on your business vulnerability and technology platform there are affordable solutions now available to all organisations that build this into their thinking. The concept of Device as a Service (DaaS), in effect the device that you use is simply “swapped” for a new preconfigured identical device, for a fixed cost, allowing you to quickly get up and running in a short period of time. This is especially useful for key roles across the firm - banking, service desk, remote support and sales teams to mention a few.

Managing through an extended BCP situation is very possible, it requires some initial planning and applying tested technology solutions that can easily be rolled out to your organisation - often remotely. 

A&O are perfectly placed to help you in these unprecedented times. Contact us today to see exactly what value we can bring your business. 


Andrew Speers

Chief Operating Officer, A&O IT Group



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About A&O IT Group

One of the world’s leading global IT services providers, A&O IT Group deliver ‘fully managed’ IT solutions and cyber security services. Combining over 50 years’ experience, expertise, and boasting an extensive global network, whilst remaining privately owned, A&O is the de facto standard, established as the most trusted IT services partner to clients globally, from Fortune500 to SMEs.

The internationally recognised ‘FieldView and TrainView’ technologies enable A&O to automate much of the outsourced IT process, delivering cost efficiency, project reliability and the ultimate service speed. From Pen Testing, Win10 Migration, to managing an entire IT ecosystem, A&O are the expert partners of choice for Managed Security Services. A&O are a CREST approved supplier and ISO27001, ISO22301, ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited.