Renault May Be Big, but It Still Is Petrified

Being a big automaker means you should be bold in taking decisions, not get scared stiff of them!

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There was a recent cyber attack in Europe where hackers blocked access to important information and demanded ransom in order to release it back. Like several other companies, Renault was also a victim of the cyber-attack. However, where a lot of the other companies took bold measures and continued working to counter the issue, Renault, on the other hand, packed its bags, and refused to conduct any business.

Although it said in a statement that it is working to conquer the issue, what the French automaker actually did was panic and cease all operations at its Sandouville factory in Normandy.

Shutting down operations here meant a production fall back of a staggering 640 vehicles per day. Although the halting of production lasted only for a weekend, it caused a backlash of over a thousand vehicles. There were, without a doubt, many other measures the French automaker could have taken to reduce the damage caused by the cyber attack.

Sandouville was only one of the sites where production was halted. With a company that is over a century old, far better alternative measures could have been taken.

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