You know what we love about WebEOC? That on a regular basis, there’s fantastic additions to the platform that make the system even more intuitive and user-friendly than before. And that’s exactly the case with the release of WebEOC Notifications 2.0.
The release of WebEOC V8.0 was the biggest and best yet. It wasn't just another version, it was a whole new WebEOC and the feedback we've had from customers about it has been fantastic.
In this day and age, most organisations are finally realising the importance of having a business continuity management plan.
When it comes to common web attacks, there are a lot of nasties out there. And even though we know they’re out there, it can be difficult to quantify something we can’t see. But when these “nasties” turn into something that’s tangible, well, it’s usually too late. Your system, your security, and your business’ livelihood is already at risk. And these days, if you’re not prepared, the effects can be devastating.
The 2016 BCI Australasia Summit is taking place next week in Sydney, beginning on Wednesday 4 May. This year, the focus is on “the individual” – how each and every Business Continuity and Resilience professional can successfully and confidently stand up against the challenging environment they operate in.
We're now just days away from the new Health and Safety at Work Act coming into play on 4 April. Like most new legislation, it takes time for people to absorb what the changes mean to their businesses and to develop and implement new processes and plans that will ensure they conform to legislation.
Topics: Health and Safety
As we (hopefully) near the end of the busy period for emergency services across New Zealand and Australia, it’s a great time to upgrade to the latest version of WebEOC.
Simply put, WebEOC v8 is the largest release ever - it's not simply another version, it's an entirely new WebEOC.
The time has gone when a “compliant” business continuity plan is sufficient evidence of an organisation’s ability to prevent and prepare for downtime and disasters. Research by Sungard Availability Services shows that 75% of such plans aren’t used at the time of a disruption or during a test. This is not surprising. Compliant plans developed to “tick a box” are not likely to be trusted, when trust is what you need most.
On Thursday 15 October at 9.15 am NZT, more than 1 million kiwis will be participating in the New Zealand ShakeOut (#ShakeOut) by “dropping, covering and holding” for one minute.
I suspect that this event will be a trigger for a lot of businesses to review their business continuity plans. If you’re one of them and find, to your dismay, that your plans lack currency, accuracy, completeness and accessibility, perhaps it’s time to look at a modern approach to business continuity management.
Here are three reasons why you might like to shake things up:
It’s a data driven world and when you discover that the data you rely on to make decisions is wrong, what happens? You stop trusting the data, and in the case of business continuity management, you stop trusting the plans - and if you, your colleagues and your stakeholders don’t trust your plans, they are unlikely to be used when a disruption occurs. Ergo, your plans are only as good as the data they contain.