The London, England terrorist bombing shut down the city's transportation network for over a day. Organizations need to consider more than the loss of technical infrastructure when developing disaster contingency plans, says Info-Tech, the leading IT analyst firm for small and mid-sized companies. In emergencies that prevent employees from reaching the workplace, such as disruption to transport nets or public health quarantines, a working IT infrastructure is of little value.

"The recent London terrorist attack is prompting companies to look at their contingency plans," says Ross Armstrong, Senior Research Analyst at Info-Tech. "Most planners think about IT downtime or loss of power but don't consider situations in which the technology is working and their employees can't reach the office.

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