FBCC as seen in Contingency Planning & ManagementTuesday, April 20 2010

Florida Business Continuity Center Opens to Fulfill Disaster Recovery Needs

The Florida Business Continuity Center (FBCC, ) has opened, with capacity to meet the disaster recovery and business continuity needs for alternate workforce recovery services, responding to market demand. Located in Winter Haven, Fla., within the Inland Fiber & Data Technology Park, the FBCC was established to provide full service alternate workforce recovery facilities and services for businesses and government entities throughout Florida.

According to the Association of Contingency Planners, business continuity planning should be an integral part of every business – large and small, public and private. Every business should plan for how it would continue to operate in the face of interruption from a variety of natural or manmade hazards.

Organizations are becoming keenly aware of the critical importance of the continuity of their business operations in disaster or related outage scenarios. The availability of critical business processes extends far beyond Information Technology (IT) continuity and recovery with a fundamental reliance on continued core office and personnel work-related functions. “We’re pleased with the robust demand for FBCC’s alternate workforce recovery facilities,” comments Carl J. Strang III, President of FBCC’s parent company, The 6/10 Corporation. “These organizations are wise to prepare early for potential downtime of their primary offices, to insure continuity of daily functions and provide close-proximity and easily accessible temporary work environment for their staff.”

The FBCC offers critical and affordable workforce recovery, telecommunication, and unique data center services with geo-diverse and dedicated contract options for clients. The FBCC is within easy reach from all parts of Florida, yet tucked away from the risks associated with coastal locations. Its location at 168 feet above sea level is outside both the 500-year Flood Zone X and maximum wind-borne-debris areas associated with land-falling hurricanes. Fully-appointed facilities include 250 fully equipped workstations with available advanced call center capabilities, on-site technical support, private offices, conference rooms, kitchen and break room, equipment storage space and full bathroom and shower facilities.