Rough Weather Preparation
Here on the West Coast of the United States, it is promising to become a rough winter, a La Nina year the weather forecasters tell us. It is worth revisiting the idea that "disaster" planning is not just for disasters, but can instead cover a range of not unlikely real world eventualities. Snow storms and inclement weather of all sorts can easily be included among these.
Business owners tend, in my experience, to discount disaster planning because, unless it has happened to them recently, they envision disasters as rare occurrences that mostly happen to other people. In fact, the more mundane "disasters" are not all that rare, and if they are not completely disastrous in their outcomes, they are hardly without impact on the bottom line. If you have a snow day that cuts your productivity by fifty percent, well, do the math. In such circumstances, it doesn't take long before the relatively slight preparation involved in setting up something like, say, GoToMyPC, to allow stranded staff to still get to work, starts to look like a bargain.