This is interesting. Agilquest Corporation
of Richmond, Virginia has posted the following document on its website that introduces the concept of the Network of Space
. This concept has a familiar theme:
Facilities in major cities can be disrupted by disasters, both natural and man-made. Traditional real estate plans, typically involving large, single facilities under long-term leases do not match today's business realities...The "Network of Space" is a new way of thinking about real estate. Instead of a single concentrated facility or campus, the Network of Space consists of smaller, geographically disbursed facilities.
Although the model suggested is more easily articulated than executed (it involves logistical issues primarily involving scheduling), it does make the point that traditional facility models are becoming outdated, and facilities play a critical role in comprehensive business continuity planning.