Business Continuity Considerations with #Covid19 and the Cloud

A lot has been said about how you can avoid being infected with the new #Coronavirus. One idea is to let people preferable work from home, also called “home office”.

Certainly a good idea in many instances! However, one needs to prepare for the case that in an epidemic outbreak situation, ISP and Cloud service providers might also be affected. People who work there might be infected too and not be able to work and so services might be diminished or not be available at all.
So, while the situation with Covid19 is not anywhere near that scenario, it is still something to think about when you are planning for business continuity!

Personally, I have not considered this scenario at all until I got an e-mail from Microsoft:

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