Welcome back, I hope you had an enjoyable Xmas and New Year break.
We have quite a lot to report in this special 2-month edition of our newsletter. Firstly, an interesting article in Business Continuity Institute
'Continuity' magazine last month,
discussing a Risk-based approach to Business Continuity Management
(BCM). Its a topic we regualrly get asked about by our clients and Julie Graham puts an interesting spin on how the two interrelate.
Next, Dimitri has summarised the major emergency management incidents
from the 2008 year, highlighting the variety and impacts of incidents and events over the period.
Thirdly, Varolii in conjunction with Disaster Resource Guide have just published their annual Business Continuity Summary
results - this is always a good read, the results are downloadable below.
A bit of OpsCentre news: we've revamped our Website, there's a link to the new site below. Apart from the new look and feel, there's a new Resources
section which we'll be madly populating over the coming months - we hope you find it valuable.
And we can't let this edition go by without saying a big "Thank You" to Len Rust, for acknowledging OpsCentre
as as "An Aussie Worth Watching
" in his Rust Report. Grab a copy here
Finally, looking at the year ahead, we're ignoring the market specualtion about the doom and gloom forecast for 2009. If you, like me, are tired of being told of "how much worse things are going to get, before they improve", then join the revolt team, and lets focus on the positive aspects of the year ahead. We'll deal with the problems only if and when they arise !!
We look forward to working with you again in 2009. Lets hope the analysis were wrong.