During this corona crisis, Belnet is doing everything it can to respond to the changing requirements of the organisations connected to us. To this end we have recently made a number of emergency changes to increase the capacity of certain clients.
Due to the current context and the uncertainty regarding the organisation of events between now and the end of 2020, we have decided to postpone the User Day, the networking event with the R&E Community and the Public Administration and the BNIX event.
When the coronavirus measures were first initiated, Belnet made a simple videoconferencing platform available to its community. The solution allows the community to securely meet and work together online. In the meantime, many users have found their ways to our Jitsi platform. We have noticed that dozens of meetings, both face-to-face as well as large groups, are taking place simultaneously on a regular basis.
The global health crisis has meant that companies and organisations have had to drastically change their way of working in a short time. For many, this has (once again) put business continuity management on the agenda. How can you, as an organisation, prepare yourself as well as possible for the unexpected? And what are the points for attention? We spoke with Jean-Christophe Real, BCM Manager at Belnet.
Strengthening our network so that it is as efficient and reliable as possible is a constant concern. A recent operation to renew the optical backbone of the Prime Minister's Chancellery allowed us to set up a new Belnet PoP in the heart of Brussels.