Buried in a Forrester report about the rise of blockchain, Kubernetes and robotic process automation was this nugget of news.
From TheRegister's "Apple was the only Fortune 50 company to foresee COVID-19 pandemic risk and properly insure against it – Forrester" posted Tuesday:
Apple was alone among corporate giants in foreseeing the pandemic risk in the run-up to the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to analysis by research firm Forrester.
"COVID-19 wasn't a black swan; any infectious disease expert could have told you a pandemic was inevitable. Yet when we reviewed the Fortune 50's current 10-K reports, we saw that while 50 per cent mentioned a pandemic in their risk profiles for investors, they classified it as an 'act of God'. Only Apple had insured the downside," it said.
"As Cupertino noted in its annual report for the year ended September 29, 2018, "should major public health issues, including pandemics, arise, [Apple] could be adversely affected by more stringent employee travel restrictions, additional limitations in freight services, governmental actions limiting the movement of products between regions, delays in production ramps of new products and disruptions in the operations of the Company’s suppliers and contract manufacturers."
My take: That's how Tim Cook rolls.