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ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A survey of corporate real estate managers and workplace professionals in the northeast corridor has found that as a result of the widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy, companies are updating their workplace strategies as part of their overall risk management.
In the survey, in which nearly all the respondents reported that Hurricane Sandy had affected their operations, 90 percent reported that they instructed employees to work from home, and 21 percent told employees to work in third places such as hotels or coffee shops.
More than two-thirds of the respondents reported that the storm is influencing their companies to revisit or update their disaster response and business continuity risk management plans.
The storm affected a variety of functions, including the operation of mission-critical facilities, data storage, back up energy sources, access to transportation infrastructure and even water supply infrastructure.