London businesses are turning to remote working to avoid disruption from the Olympic Games. Image courtesy of: Colin Brough/sxc.hu
Companies in London have started encouraging their employees to work from home in order to prevent them from travelling to their offices during the busy Olympic period
, according to Node4 Data Centre Solutions
International participants have already arrived in London for the Olympics Games and the Government is taking precautions to ensure zero disruptions to the city’s transport network.
With an estimated one million extra users of the transport system, the Government is advising small businesses to consider flexible working
to avoid potential problems altogether.
A third of businesses are likely to encourage flexible working among their workforce to avoid disruption to business operations, according to the latest research.
Andrew Gilbert, Managing Director of data centre specialist Node4, said: “The demand for cloud computing will rise on the back of the Olympics as most businesses will be enabling their executives to work from home. Thus they will demand high speed access and secure technology
to ensure business continuity during the games.
“Cloud computing removes the need for executives to physically travel to their offices to meet with each other face-to-face during the Olympics, thus offering a perfect solution to businesses to ensure smooth operations,” he added.
“Cloud computing technology allows businesses to provide their staff with practical solutions needed to seamlessly perform in their jobs without being physically present at their desks. Also, remote working offers a better solution for employers as they have observed home workers to be 20 percent more productive, whilst encouraging reduced absenteeism and improved staff retention