At the end of the day, the biggest point is you don’t need to look at this as just preparing for COVID-19 because this is just best practices stuff anyway. I mean, these are things you should have in place, and if you don’t have them in place right now, this becomes a forcing function to look at it and maybe provide you with that level of executive support you need to get things done.

Dan Timko, chief strategy officer for J2 Global’s Cloud Division

Businesses need to have disaster planning ready and in place, not just for a potential COVID-19 outbreak, but for other disasters like power outages, ransomware, and natural disasters. Finding ways for employees to work from home and being able to access necessary workloads can save companies a lot of grief later.

This article originally appeared in IT Ops Times.