Sustainable Workforce Deployment: In an Age of Cyber Security, Terrorism, Natural Disasters and Limited Transportation Resources
December 11, 2012
Hurricane Sandy brought to the surface a number of critical topics over the past month — climate change, emergency preparedness, and the challenges of getting people to work when a disaster occurs. Disasters remind us how dependent we are on infrastructure systems and how fragile they are. The impact on our transportation systems and energy (gasoline) to fuel them has similarities to our telecommunications systems and our reliance on electricity. When these systems or their energy sources are disrupted, the infrastructure fails.
In the aftermath of the storm, limited train services and public transportation as well as impassable routes resulted in traffic congestion. Inadequate gasoline supplies and loss of power required to pump gasoline resulted in long lines of drivers waiting at filling stations while attempting to return to work. This competition for limited gas supplies and congested highways impeded the effectiveness of first responders and emergency response efforts.
This presentation introduced how strategic regional deployment of employees using a protected network infrastructure can provide a timely solution to issues of sustainability, limited transportation funding with increasing congestion, security, and ability to survive in uncertain times.